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Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc goes alcohol-free in world first

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc goes alcohol-free

Field Notes, powered by KPMG, is a weekly news update on news nationally and globally from the agri-food sector.

Ian Proudfoot

Global Head of Agribusiness, Partner - Audit

KPMG in New Zealand


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[19 February, Voxy]

New Zealand winery Giesen has released the first alcohol-removed Malborough Sauvignon Blanc in the world. This comes after increasing consumer interest surrounding low-alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages. Giesen use a spinning cone technology to separate the fragrance and alcohol from the wine, before the aroma is added back in. It is said that the wine produced is lighter in flavour whilst boasting citrus flavours with notes of blackcurrant and passionfruit. The wine also has 85 percent less calories than its alcoholic counterpart.

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