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Our Best Alcohol-Free Wines – The Giesen 0% Range 0% alcohol. 100% flavour.


INTRODUCING THE GIESEN 0% RANGE
With over 40 years in the winemaking industry, we’re passionate about creating (and enjoying) incredible wines so it may come as a surprise to some that we’ve created a 0% alcohol range. However, we truly believe in offering a wine for every occasion and with an increasing number of people looking for more choice in how they consume alcohol, who better to offer a 0% choice than longstanding award winning winemakers with the expertise to create an exceptional alcohol-removed wine?


With avid devotees of Giesen 0% – Sauvignon Blanc selling us out across NZ, Australia and the USA, we’ve taken a giant leap and have become the first New Zealand winery to invest in our own innovative spinning cone technology so we can keep the 0% wines flowing.

With 5 varietals now available, the Giesen 0% range features three major firsts—the first 0% New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, the first 0% New Zealand red wine, and the first 0% New Zealand Riesling.

If you’re looking for premium top quality non-alcoholic wines then you’ll be happy to know we scored highly in the 2022 International Wine and Spirit Competition with three of our 0% wines awarded medals.

  • Giesen 0% Merlot received 95 points and a Gold Medal,
  • Giesen 0% Rosé was awarded 91 points and a Silver Medal,
  • Giesen 0% Riesling was awarded 85 points and a Bronze Medal.

Hosted in London, the IWSC sets the international benchmark for quality, standing out in the crowded world of drinks competitions with over 50 years of experience and hundreds of global experts including buyers, producers, distillers and sommeliers.

Here at Giesen, we love to create premium wines for any occasion and the Giesen 0% range is no different. Whatever your reasons are for choosing a low or no alcohol wine, we’re committed to providing you quality options to enjoy anytime.

INTRODUCING NEW ZEALAND’S FIRST 0%* RED WINE ALCOHOL-FREE* MERLOT

You asked, we answered. Our new 0% Merlot is a natural addition to the Giesen 0% range. Made from Giesen premium full-strength wine, our 0% Merlot retains all the varietal characteristics you know and love, with the alcohol gently removed. Delicate aromas of crushed blackberry and wild herbs, with fresh red berries and plum offset by toasted oak on the palate, combine to give a light and refreshing wine with classic structure and fine tannin on the finish!

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NZ’S NO.1 RIESLING IS NOW AVAILABLE IN 0% ALCOHOL-FREE* RIESLING

Made from our premium Giesen Estate Riesling, this alcohol-removed option keeps all the qualities and flavours that have ranked our full-strength Riesling no. 1 in New Zealand for over 5 years. Aromatically expressive, it features notes of zingy lime, ripe mandarin, and a touch of elderflower aroma, all balanced by a crisp finish. And with the alcohol removed, it has only 22 calories per 100ml serve.

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CRISP AND REFRESHING: ALCOHOL-FREE* PINOT GRIS

Recently released, this alcohol-removed Pinot Gris features delicate floral notes with white flowers, lychee, and red apple on the nose. The palate offers traditional Pinot Gris characters of apple and pear with just a touch of muscat grape. Light, delicious, and balanced between acidity and sweetness.

This wine was launched exclusively on our online store in New Zealand and sold out within a week!

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A NEW ZEALAND ROSÉ WITH THE ALCOHOL-REMOVED

Boasting delicious stone fruit aromas of white peach, apple, and fresh strawberries, this Rosé lingers on the palate alongside crisp cranberry flavours and a lively, refreshingly dry texture. A fresh addition to any dinner table or social gathering when you want to avoid the aftereffects

Just like our 0% Pinot Gris launch, those on our mailing list were first in the know so there was limited stock remaining when we launched to the public exclusively on our New Zealand online store. This sold out within a week.

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OUR BEST-SELLING ALCOHOL-FREE* SAUVIGNON BLANC!

Experience delicate aromas of fresh lime, redcurrant, and lemon shortbread, delicious citrus flavours followed by distinct blackcurrant and passionfruit notes, and a crisp, dry finish.

After sell-out launches in both Australia and New Zealand, this 0% Sauvignon Blanc is available again with a new and improved blend and fresh packaging across New Zealand, Australia and the USA.

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HOW DO WE MAKE ALCOHOL-REMOVED WINE?

The process begins with our premium full-strength wines. We don’t cut any corners here and use the same quality wine that we sell as our full-strength Estate wines.

We then use innovative spinning cone technology to distil it into three parts – aroma, alcohol, and body. We then recombine the body of the wine with the aroma and add a touch of premium grape juice to balance the flavours.

Our process is a bit different to other options on the market that can use more aggressive reverse osmosis methods or don’t involve creating a wine at all. But taking those extra steps is important to us as it means we can create a final blend that is as much like a real wine as possible.

WHAT IS A SPINNING CONE?

Spinning cone technology is a form of distillation that’s popular in perfume making because it can handle delicate aromas with care. This means we can keep as much of the beautiful, varietally expressive aromas as possible to recombine with the body of wine, while successfully removing the alcohol. The final result never has more than 0.5% alcohol – about the same level as what naturally occurs in fruit juice!

Having our own spinning cone onsite means our Chief Winemaker, Duncan Shouler, has a much greater ability to experiment with the process and produce truly great alcohol-removed wine. It also allows our winemaking team to work with incredibly fresh wines for the best possible non-alcoholic wines.

“One key thing with 0% alcohol wines is that they are fresh! They’ve got to be made fresh, blended fresh and bottled fresh. Having our own spinning cone means we bottle wines within just a few days of being distilled, allowing us to capture the true aroma and produce more varietally expressive wines.”

 

Watch our Giesen 0% Sauvignon Blanc Presentation here:

Watch the Live Tasting on The AM Show

 

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WHERE CAN I GET GIESEN NON-ALCOHOLIC WINES?

Our wine range is growing and so are the number of retailers looking for the best non-alcoholic wines from New Zealand. Here’s a list of where to find our wines.

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ROSÉPINOT GRISSAUVIGNON BLANC
MERLOTRIESLING

SEE AUSTRALIAN STOCKISTS
SHOP IN THE USA

 

*Our alcohol-removed wines contain not more than 0.5% alcohol by volume. This is about the same as what naturally occurs in fruit juice! This is the standard that no alcohol wines must meet to be considered non-alcoholic under New Zealand and Australian law, but because this is still a wine, we don’t recommend it for anyone under the legal drinking age. Thanks for your understanding!

 

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