Cognato Alcohol Free Red Wine (0.5%ABV)
The grapes come from the Coastal Region of South Africa. The area is renowned for the top white wines made from low yielding dryland vineyards. The area is close to the ocean which allows for a long, cool growing season. Production is low due to the dry, cool conditions. All the growers are Fairtrade certified.
The alcohol is carefully removed with a vacuum spinning cone process, which allows the alcohol to be removed without affecting the integrity of the wine.
The result is a nuanced red wine with well-integrated tannins and a taste of red berries and spicy herbs.
We recommend that the wine is served slightly cooler than room temperature. Cognato Red works well with meat dishes and tomato based pastas.
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.
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.
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!