Cognato South African Rosé Alcohol Free Wine 0.5%
Cognato Rosé is a great value New World wine to fall in love with. It’s fresh and it’s herby and it’s Fairtrade too!
From South Africa, with clear strawberry tones and citrus. Yes please, this is one for any time!
Cognato means ‘closely related to’. Well, Dry Drinker reckons this elegant, delicious and drinkable wine could pass as a twin of the ‘normal’ stuff.
As well as being tasty, Congnato grapes are fair. As certified Fairtrade producers, everyone involved in producing the wines gets fair and sustainable working conditions and a living wage, all the way along the supply chain. Find out more
Cool Western Cape grapes
Devised in Sweden by cousins David Sommestad and Adam Malmnäs, Cognato is produced in the beautiful Western Cape of South Africa. Grapes are grown on bushes close to the ocean on the Cape’s cool, dry, coastal region. This assures a long, cool growing season and rewards drinkers with some top wines.
Making Cognato Rosé
Grapes picked at full maturity. Gently pressed to give a light colour to the must. It’s inoculated with cultured yeast and ferments at temperatures of between 12 °C and 14°C. This allows for long slow fermentation process. Which all adds mouthfeel. A further 3 weeks on the lees after fermentation adds complexity. Finally, careful gentle removal of the alcohol with a vacuum spinning cone process. No alcohol: integrity of the wine intact.