Johannes Leitz took over his family's vineyard in 1985, and in the decades since, he has made it his life's work to reclaim the intrinsic quality of his native terroir
The combined natural aspects of a vineyard, such as climate, soil, sunlight, and water, that can have a major impact on the overall character and quality of a wine. While no direct English translation exists for this French term, it has long been adopted throughout the wine community.
in the Rheingau. For his new non-alcoholic label, Johannes wanted to craft a beverage that he could enoy -- holding it to the same quality standards as his acclaimed Riesling wines. He harvests his grapes from young vines and makes a base wine that is then de-alcoholized via vacuum distillation, which removes the alcohol under extremely low pressure and temperature thereby better preserving the nuances of aroma and flavor. This is certainly the best non-alcoholic wine we've tasted - highly satisfying and mostly dry
An indication of sweetness
Sweetness in a wine can result from residual sugar (RS) which is the unfermented grape sugars left over in the wine after fermentation has completed, or it can result from the addition of concentrated grape must prior to bottling in the case of sparkling wine production.
level found on the label of sparkling wine. This expression will have noticeable sweetness with 17-32 grams of residual sugar per liter (g/L). AKA "Sec"
-- with just the faintest hint of sweetness that is tempered by the high acidity
Acids occur naturally in grapes, with acidity in a wine referring to its tartness level. It creates a mouthwatering sensation in the mouth and plays a vital role in providing structure and balance in a wine. Wines without enough acidity are often referred to as "flabby" (water, for example, lacks acidity).
. The 250mL cans hold an 8oz serving or a healthy single-serving. Organic
Maintaining agricultural systems without the use of feed or fertilizer of plant or animal origin, and without employment of chemically formulated fertilizers, growth stimulants, antibiotics, or pesticides