Cognato South African White Wine 0.5% Low Alcohol Wine
Cognato White is a great value New World wine to fall in love with. It’s crisp and it’s fruity and it’s Fairtrade too!
From South Africa, with hints of citrus and freshly cut grass on the nose. Yes please, pour me another.
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 White
Grapes picked at full ripeness are de-stemmed. Gentle pressing separates the juice. It settles overnight. 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.
Nutritional Values 100ml
energy (kJ) 71
energy (kcal) 71kcal