Recently named New Zealand Winery of the year, Giesen is a beloved wine brand with the ability to deliver both quality and value. Based in the iconic Marlborough wine region, and with decades of wine-making experience behind them, it’s no surprise that Giesen non-alcoholic wine has the same distinctive characteristics as their traditional wine. The Giesen 0% range includes Giesen % Sauvignon Blanc, Giesen 0% New Zealand Rose and Giesen 0% New Zealand Pinot Gris.
What does the “0%” in Giesen 0% stand for?
To be classified as non-alcoholic wine, brands need to ensure that their products contain less than 0.5% ABV (alcohol by volume). This is similar to the amount of alcohol found that’s found in fruit juice and ripe bananas.
How long have the Giesen brothers been making wine?
The Giesen brothers have been making wine in the iconic NZ Marlborough region for the last four decades. With a history of sommeliers and vineyard owners in the family tree, brothers Marcel, Alex and Theo moved to New Zealand from Germany in 1981 and set up shop just outside of Christchurch. What started with a first vintage of New Zealand Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc has blossomed into a range of different wines that people from around the world know and love. The Giesen non-alcoholic wine range now includes three varieties: non-alcoholic Sauvignon Blanc, non-alcoholic pinot gris and non-alcoholic New Zealand Rose.
What is it about Marlborough that makes it the perfect winemaking region?
British wine writer, Oz Clarke once described New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc as "arguably the best in the world.” This is probably because the Marlborough climate is generally warm and sunny during summer and autumn, which results in a lengthy growing season. On top of this, cool nights with sea breezes bring a temperature variation that’s perfect for producing characteristically great wines. The soil in the region also plays a part in creating the iconic New Zealand Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc because it is suited to growing crisp, fresh and delicious fruits that come together to craft incredible full-bodied and well-balanced wine.
Which Giesen 0% wines are available in Australia?
Based in the iconic Marlborough wine region, Giesen is a beloved wine brand with the ability to deliver both outstanding quality and exceptional value. Sans Drinks stocks the full range of Giesen 0% Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Giesen 0% Marlborough Pinot Gris and Giesen 0% New Zealand Rosé.
What does the Giesen 0% Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc taste like?
Giesen use a gentle alcohol removal method to make this non-alcoholic wine, so the taste profile of the Giesen non-alcoholic Sauvignon Blanc is similar to their original New Zealand Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Crisp and refreshing, this non-alcoholic wine features flavours of zingy lime, zesty lemon shortbread, juicy redcurrant, blackcurrant and passionfruit. With a bright, dry finish you could be forgiven for confusing Giesen 0% Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with the original alcoholic version
What are the benefits of drinking alcohol-free wine?
There are so many benefits to drinking alcohol-free wine. Numerous studies highlight the health risks posed by alcohol, so opting for a non-alcoholic wine such as Giesen zero will stand you in good stead. On top of this, Giesen 0% New Zealand Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is low in calories (only 13 calories per 100ml), which is 80 per cent fewer calories than a traditional Sauvignon Blanc. Giesen Zero is also a Low Sugar Non-Alcoholic Wine. The new Giesen 0% Pinot Gris and the Giesen 0% New Zealand Rose are also both low calorie wines with 13 calories per 100ml and 18 calories per 100ml respectively.
How is the alcohol removed from Giesen non-alcoholic wine?
Giesen start by crafting their signature Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Pinion Gris and New Zealand Rose. They then use an innovative spinning cone method to remove the alcohol while preserving the aroma and taste of the original wine. This process ensures the taste, mouthfeel, look and smell of the non-alcoholic wine is equal in quality to its alcoholic counterpart.
What occasions or foods is the Giesen 0% range best suited for?
Giesen alcohol free is a high-quality non-alcoholic wine, that is suitable for both everyday use, and special occasions. Giesen zero pairs well with fresh, seasonal salads and light pasta recipes. You can also use it to make a delicious Mocktail Recipes. Giesen non alcoholic Pinot Gris pairs well with fresh seasonal salads. In particular, a roasted pear and feta tart will perfectly complement the flavour profiles of alcohol free Pinot Gris. Giesen 0% New Zealand Rose pairs well with light dishes such as salads and seasonal fruit platters.