WHY ZERO ALCOHOL?
At Vineland our foremost thoughts are about the experience of you, our customer.
In this spirit we wanted to started thinking about all our wonderful customers, who value the kind of quality Vineland Estates stands for, but who’s interest lies beyond wine. We don’t think that customers should be forced to compromise, when following an alcohol-free path. With the introduction of the Zero- wines, we are giving all our customers an alcohol-free option, that doesn’t compromise on flavour or taste – a beverage for adults, just without the alcohol.
It has always been important to pay attention to good nutrition and conscious consumption – it is becoming more and more important to know where the quality is based. In our modern day-to-day life, people are more confident looking for alcohol-free alternatives. It is not necessary to necessarily accept alcohol in food. Our mission is to continuously improve our alcohol-free products and to provide people with the highest quality enjoyment in the best quality – without alcohol and without compromises! Our ONE-TWO-ZERO family; the new definition of an alcohol-free lifestyle.
A little background: As Mr. Leitz tells it, a Norwegian chef, Odd Ivar Solvold, spoke to him a few years ago about the need for a good nonalcoholic wine, particularly in Norway, where the penalty for drunken driving, Mr. Solvold told him, was 10 percent of one’s annual income. He wanted something that was balanced and would match his cuisine, and he offered to pay Mr. Leitz that same price he got for his conventional wines.
Mr. Leitz said he also had a personal desire for a nonalcoholic wine as heart issues were preventing him from consuming as much alcohol as had been customary for him.
How it is done: Johannes Leitz is the only wine maker, that is using their own wines, that could otherwise be used for his outstanding entry level wines, for the production of their alcohol-free wines. The winery employs an adaptation of the vacuum distillation. In this process, the wine is warmed to 29ºC. Even this low temperature allows for a very effective removal of the alcohol. At the same time valuable aromas are being protected, which help the wine maker to create a product, that is as close to wine, as possible.
Does the product still contain traces of Alcohol?
Smallest amounts; yes – which, however, have no physiological effect. They are below 0.1% vol, which is well below the average alcohol content of fruit juices (tolerance when bottling is max. 0.38% vol | claim on the label from 1.2% vol).
Where does the name EINS-ZWEI-ZERO come from?
The name comes from Leitz’s “real” entry-level Riesling – the EINS-ZWEI-DRY, a very modern, dry Rheingau Riesling.