Sainsbury’s alcohol-free rose wine
This is one of the first alcohol-free rose wines I’ve reviewed and surprisingly it originates from our classic pals over at Sainsbury’s. Unlike the vast majority of supermarkets Sainsbury’s has seriously ramped up their selection of alcohol-free drinks from beer and spirits to wine .. and long may it continue.
This particular non-alcoholic rose originates from Germany and has taken a classic rose wine (grape variety unknown) and then had its alcohol content removed.
The question is, is this like a number of other alcohol-free wines i.e. destined for the sink or a decent glass of plonk? Well, you’ll just need to read my review below to find out.
Is Sainsbury’s alcohol-free rose wine any good?
As mentioned above I haven’t drunk many alcohol-free Rose wines before and Sainsbury’s offering isn’t too bad. You certainly get sweet red fruit flavours coming on the first sip but the sweetness can be a bit overwhelming and could do with a bitter edge to cut through the sweet. That said it is a pretty refreshing wine and one that would suit for example someone pregnant who really enjoyed their alcoholic rose wines.
Aroma & Appearance
When you unscrew the top you certainly get distinctive, sweet red fruit and berry aromas. In the glass, the wine has a light classic rose wine look to it.
Fair play to Sainsbury’s for increasing their variety of alcohol-free wines. Definite bonus points there. This wine is also suitable for most alcohol-free drinkers (although it is still 0.05% ABV). It also isn’t that high in sugars (compared to an alcoholic rose) with a glass of wine coming in at 33 calories. Availability-wise this wine is found exclusively at Sainsbury’s so find it on the shelves or on their site.
Buy Sainsbury’s alcohol-free rose wine
As mentioned above your best bet to track down a bottle of this wine is via their website.
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