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De-mystifying De-Alcoholised & Low-alcohol Wines

Feb 08, 2021

Whether it was the recent lockdown alcohol bans or simply good intentions to cut back and go healthier, consumers locally and abroad have been embracing no- and low-alcohol wines. Our Vinimark suppliers have joined the “party” and invested in quality (and tasty) lighter wines for this growing market.But what’s the low-down on these products?

In our latest Vinimark podcast episode, host Jono le Feuvre chats to Pieter-Niel Rossouw, head winemaker at Darling Cellars and Anton Swarts, Cape Wine Master and senior winemaker at Spier, to hear more from the experts on de-alcoholised and low-alcohol wines.

Both Rossouw and Swarts have hands-on experience of the processes behind making and developing these products, as Darling Cellars recently launched their DC De-Alcoholised range (including a Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz and Rosé) and Spier their 5.5% Chenin Blanc and Shiraz.

During the 24-minute episode, the winemakers provide a fascinating behind-the-scenes peek into making these wines – from vineyard selection and management to the de-alcoholising process using the spinning cone process.

You can also read our latest Vinitrend piece on this topic here.

For more information on COVID-19, visit www.sacoronavirus.co.za

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