Codorniu Zero, Alcohol Free Sparkling Wine (0%ABV)
Its tough sometimes to find a decent alcoholic sparkling wine such as a Cava. So we were a little concerned how easy it would be to find a an alcoholic version, but worry not, this is a delicate light sparkling wine.A de-alcoholised sparkler made from the Airen variety; showing fresh sweet tropical fruit, apple and citrus flavours on a rich, fruity palate. The alcohol is gently removed by an innovative vacuum distillation system at low temperatures, minimising the loss of flavour characteristics. Pale straw-gold with a gentle fizz it shows notes of sweet tropical fruit and blossom.
We love this as a toast drink but also goes great with a risotto or fish. At less than 0.5% ABV, suitable for vegans, gluten free and just 78 calories per 250ml glass its guilt free as well!
Alcohol Free wines have just natural ingredients and but techniques to ensure it is alcohol free vary. This includes removing sugar pre fermentation to more sophisticated techniques of spinning the alcohol out through cones. Across Europe beers below 0.5% ABV are classed as alcohol free. In the UK drinks that are between 0.05% and 0.5% ABV are classed as non-alcoholic.
Gluten Free Explained
Gluten is a protein compound found most commonly in the grains wheat, barley, rye and oats. Wheat and barley are often key ingredients in producing drinks such as beer and in sealing wine casks. Gluten free drinks avoid using such products. To label as gluten free the product must have below 20 parts per million of gluten, which is barley a trace!
How is this product Vegan Friendly?
The drink is free from any animal products or derivatives. In addition the bottle, label and glue is also free from animal products.