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Leitz N/A 'Eins Zwei Zero' Alcohol-Free Riesling, Germany

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Leitz N/A 'Eins Zwei Zero' Alcohol-Free Riesling, Germany

The Leitz EINS-ZWEI-ZERO Riesling offers an appealing character that is clean and fresh with notes of lime and citrus, accompanied by little hints of red apples on an underlying mineral base. The finish is slightly off-dry and relatively long. As we all know, like fat, alcohol is a transporter of flavor, and without it, there needs to be something else to carry those flavors. Residual sugar does the work for this stunning Riesling, though the sugar is nearly eaten up by acidity. It retains its wine-like aromas: orange citrus, slightly rhubarb and tarragon.

Germans have been producing non-alcoholic wines for over 70 years and that history has led to inventions to improve quality. Innovations in vacuum distillation have improved in recent years, and Leitz found a producer in Rheinhessen who recently patented a new, completely closed system that allows wine alcohol to boil at 28°C, preserving “wine-like” aromas and characteristics. Much like fat, alcohol is a transporter of flavor, and without it, there needs to be something else to carry its flavors to the receiver. Residual sugar does the work for these, though the sugar is nearly eaten up by acidity.

Vintage: N.V.
Variety: Riesling
Country: Germany
Region: Rüdesheim
Appellation: Johannisberg
Orientation: South
Soil: Loess, loam
Farming Practice: Sustainable: Fair 'N Green
Vinification: Stainless steel
Alcohol: 0.0%
Acidity: 7.1 g/L
Residual Sugar: 38.9 g/L

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