L'Arjolle's "Zéro" range offers quality alcohol-free wines, made by winegrowers. Their philosophy is to only dealcoholize quality wines because, like cooking, you need quality ingredients to make a good recipe.
L'Arjolle uses a qualitative, ecological, and efficient dealcoholization method: vacuum evaporation and low-temperature distillation. They separate the alcohol from the wine through a distillation process. By placing the installation under a vacuum, the evaporation point of the alcohol is very low, which keeps the vast majority of the initial aromas.
Ripe berry fruit, fresh with a soft mouthfeel, some refined tannin, and a medium-bodied finish.
As an apéritif. Would pair well with pizza, ratatouille, and charcuterie.
I was very disappointed with the Merlot. Very sweet tasting. Like a weak grape juice. I don’t recognize it as a Merlot.
To me, alcohol-free red wines are usually disappointing. They often taste like grape juice and I find them to sweet.
This was a pleasant surprise, as this is the driest alcohol-free red I have had.
I found it tasty, pairing well with food and it will be my go-to alcohol-free red from now on.
Now, do not expect to drink Bordeaux, this is still a non-alcoholic beverage. But definitely worth buying.
I’d rather have grape juice
This allows me to have a glass with zero-negative effect!
L'Arjolle Merlot Grenache