Welcome to Odd Bird’s new range of non-alcoholic, low intervention, organic wines. There is a white and a red in the range. They are both ‘Spontaneously Fermented’ which sounds like a bit of fun. What it means is the winemaker leaves the inoculation (the moment when yeast and bacteria come in contact with the liquid) up to the organisms that happen to be in the grape. This is different from other wine, where controlled yeast strains or blends are deliberately poured in. This is where we get our ‘low intervention’ model from.
The Organic Red No.1 contains hand picked Merlot and Pinot Noir grapes from the Breganze region of Italy. What can I say, this wine is a delight. I was a little worried as these is that slightly fermented smell to it, but the flavour is sensational and hits in all the right places. You get all those dark fruit flavours of blackberry and cherry. You get a dryness from the 12 month aging, a subtle oakyness and a beautiful full mouth drinking experience.
Is this “I can’t believe it’s not alcohol” level? No. We may never get that from an AF red wine. But this is far from Ribena and grape juice. It’s adult and oh so delicious.
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Note: This product emulates alcohol and could be triggering so please be careful!
|Cals per 100ml||18.3 cal|
|Carbs per 100ml||4 g|
|Sugar per 100ml||4 g|
|Country of Origin||Italy|