Your Guide to Non-Alcoholic Sauvignon Blanc
It’s easy to see why Sauvignon Blanc is one of Australia’s most popular white wines – it has a straightforward flavour profile, it’s easy to drink and it pairs well with a variety of foods.
As the alcohol-free market booms, there are now more zero alcohol Sauvignon Blancs brands than ever before. Here are my top picks;
This popular wine was created in the Marlborough region of New Zealand’s South Island and it has everything you would expect from a classic Sauvignon Blanc. It’s crafted by removing the alcohol from Giesen’s award winning premium full-strength Sauvignon Blanc – which means that it’s as expressive, crisp and refreshing as any classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
The taste: With delicate aromas of fresh lime, redcurrant and lemon shortbread this wine is characterised by citrus flavours along with distinct blackcurrant and passionfruit notes. The wine finishes crisp and dry, with a mouth-watering juicy brightness that leaves you reaching for a second sip.
Worth noting: At 10.6 calories per 125ml serve, a glass of Giesen O% has 80% less calories per serve than a traditional 12.5% alc/vol Sauvignon Blanc.
Pair with: Fresh seasonal salad or linguine with clams.
Also from the New Zealand’s iconic Marlborough region, this crisp, dry, Sauvignon Blanc has been crafted by distilling the alcohol off of traditional wine, leaving the flavour behind.
The taste: With classic aromas of blackcurrant with a hint of fresh herbs, this wine has grapefruit and layers of passionfruit and pineapple on the palate. Just a touch of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc grape juice is added in the final blending stage - to deliver a full, juicy mouthfeel.
Worth noting: Ara is only 23 calories per 125ml serve, which is half what you’d enjoy in most glasses of juice.
Pair with: Fish tacos, seafood or cheese plates.
From Spain, this Verdejo Sauvignon Blanc combines classic Sauvignon Blanc grapes with Spanish Verdejo grapes for a fresh, crisp palate.
The taste: Aromas of fresh crisp apple and fennel with a zesty palate and a long finish.
Worth noting: Low in calories and low in sugar (only 3.3g per 100ml)
Pairs with: Seafood, tacos, pasta, tapas and salad dishes.
From iconic Australian winemakers McGuigan Wines, the McGuigan Zero Sauvignon Blanc has been de-alcoholised using low temperatures to retain a classic Sauv Blanc taste, mouthfeel and aroma.
The taste: With generous aromas of gooseberry and citrus fruits, this full flavoured refreshing wine has a subtle grassy tone with notes of passionfruit and lime.
Worth noting: It’s low in calories, low in sugar and contains no added refined sugar.
Pairs well with: Slow cooked pork
The Santa Digna wines have been created by Miguel Torres in the Valle Central region of Chile with a focus on environmentally friendly viticulture.
The taste: With aromas of fresh tropical fruits, crisp apple and fennel this wine has a buttery zesty palate and a strong finish.
Worth noting: Certified Fair Trade, this wine is low in sugar (only 4.8g per 100ml) and vegan.
Pairs with: Latin cuisine such as ceviche and guacamole.
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