Joining just a handful of South African pioneers, Leopard’s Leap, a leading wine estate in the Franschhoek Valley, with a long standing successful heritage of wine production and import, chose to stand out with two new, de-alcoholised wines that will align with the global trends seeking for healthier wine consumption.
The Natura De-alcoholised new additions to their wine portfolio include Classic White and Classic Red. This couple gives wine lovers a delightful alternative for adding quality to life during those occasions or in those moments where alcohol can or should not be consumed. Versatile, health-conscious and delicious, Natura is ideal for a responsible, everyday quality lifestyle. Being de-alcoholised, the Natura is made from a traditional alcoholic wine from which the alcohol has been extracted to leave no more than 0.5% abv.
The Natura Classic White is a blend of Chenin Blanc and Muscat. Crisp and refreshing with tropical fruit flavours on the nose, the palate is juicy and beautifully integrated. Delightful on its own as an aperitif, it is also a lovely partner to delicate soups and all kinds of salads and seafood.
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cinsaut, the Natura Classic Red intrigues with ripe red berries and sweet spice on the nose while the palate follows through with a smooth mouthfeel and lingering aftertaste. Delightful on its own and an outstanding and versatile partner on the dinner table.
Sourced from cool climates, the grapes for Natura wines are harvested at optimum ripeness to ensure the finest varietal characteristics. Winemaking is gentle with the minimum intervention and only when the winemaker is content with the quality of the wine, the alcohol is removed via a spinning cone. Done under vacuum and at low temperatures, this process ensures the product retains its unique appeal. Continuing towards bottling and labelling, the de-alcoholised wine is treated as an ordinary wine and handled with the utmost care and attention.
The Nature range is available in the estate for tasting or to enjoy while enjoying the Rotisserie restaurant, known for the array of meats rotating on the spit and the generous Harvest Table. A perfect and loved outing by locals.
Wines are also available online through www.leopardsleap.co.za
Leopard’s Leap is part of the Franschhoek Wine Tram pink & grey lines. It will reopen on 11 July after their yearly break.
WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?
A drink classified as low alcohol contains 1.2% alcohol by volume, or less. It is very important that the product’s abv is indicated on the label.
A non-alcoholic product is not derived from a fermented product from which alcohol has been removed. Non-alcoholic products have never contained any alcohol.
The term alcohol-free applies to drinks where the initial alcohol has been extracted to be no more than 0.05% abv. The abv should be displayed on the label.
De-alcoholised means that alcohol has been extracted from a traditional alcoholic beverage to leave no more than 0.5% abv. The abv should be displayed on the label. Leopard’s Leap Natura White and Natura Red fall in this category.
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