• 2023 Barossa Wine Cartel No, No. Non Alcoholic Rose

2023 Barossa Wine Cartel No, No. Non Alcoholic Rose

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Barossa Valley
Semillon, Riesling
INGREDIENTS- Barossa Valley Semillon, Barossa Valley Riesling, Adelaide Hills Spring Water, Adelaide Hills Cherry Juice and Murray River Salt.
REGION- Barossa Valley
SUBREGIONS- Vine Vale and Greenock
ALC/VOL- less than 0.5%
Back by popular demand, our No, No. Rosé is as close as you will get to a rosé, minus the alcohol. Our unique way of using early picked grape juice (versus) as a base for these non-alc drinks gives more natural flavours and aromas.
This non-alc Rosé is made out of 50 year old Semillon from Vine Vale in the heart of the Barossa Valley. We also used some 50 year old, dry grown Riesling from Greenock, which our loyal customers helped us hand pick on the 19th of February.
The grapes were then pressed and the juice was chilled, settled and filtered. At this stage it is known as Verjus (early picked grape juice). I then added Adelaide Hills Cherry Juice from the Ceravolo family, who supply Ashton Valley Fresh. The Cherry Juice added colour, flavour and tannin to the Rosé.
Murray River Salt was added to add weight to the palate and help soften the acid and dull down the sweetness of the grape juice and cherry juice. Murray River salt is removed from ancient saline waters sourced from underground aquifers that would otherwise end up in the River Murray.
To balance the Rosé, Adelaide Hills Spring Water was added and a small amount of dissolved carbon dioxide was added at bottling to give the Rosé a slight spritz on the palate.
The Grape Mules who helped pick the Riesling on the 19/2/22 were- Sarah & Mark, Marcin, Richard & Cèline, Lisa & Dylan, Ewen.
Smells like strawberries, raspberries, cherries, watermelon and red apples.
Tastes like watermelon and pink grapefruit, and has a nice creaminess at the finish. It starts off sweet and ends up with the acid balancing the sugar. The salt also helps to smooth out the back of the palate and add length. Some spritz in the glass adds freshness and makes it nice and playful on the palate.
It is delicious on its own, or you can add some white spirits if you can't stand the idea of having no alcohol ;)
We hope you enjoy!
Josh & Ellen