You already know and love the fresh aromatics and crisp, clean flavours of our New Zealand Riesling. And our alcohol-removed wines have been a sell-out success. So what if we told you we’ve made a version of our best-selling Giesen Estate Riesling... but without the alcohol?
We're proud to bring you a Riesling wine in our sell-out alcohol-removed wine range - an aromatically expressive, crisp and refreshing New Zealand Riesling with the alcohol gently removed.
0% Alcohol. 100% Flavour.
Made from our premium, full-strength New Zealand wine, Giesen 0% keeps all the best qualities of our Giesen Estate Riesling.
Now available at most New World and PAK’nSAVE supermarkets and other leading retailers across New Zealand.
How does it taste?
This alcohol-removed Riesling features notes of lime, citrus blossom and elderflower on the nose. The palate offers lively and refreshing Riesling characters, with zingy lime, ripe mandarin and delicious sweetness, all balanced by a refreshing crisp finish.
But is it wine?!
We want our non-alcoholic options to give you everything you’d expect from a premium New Zealand wine. So we go through the entire winemaking process, before we gently remove the alcohol. Here's how we do it...
Using innovative spinning cone technology popular in perfume-making, we separate the fragrance and alcohol from the body of the wine. We leave the alcohol behind, carefully collect up that delicate aroma you know and love from New Zealand Riesling, and add it back into the body of the wine. Just a touch of premium grape juice is the final ingredient - to lend a little extra body and just a touch of sweetness to the resulting blend.
This advanced form of distillation allows us to handle the wine gently, maintaining the integrity of our distinctive flavour palate and texture throughout the process.
DID YOU KNOW?
The guidelines for what counts as "wine" relate to how the product is made, rather than whether there is any alcohol content! So because we ferment our grapes first, yes - Giesen 0% is still classed as a wine. That's how we get such a varietally expressive end product!
We make a delicious, full-strength New Zealand Riesling with the classic flavours we know and love.
We use innovative spinning cone technology to gently distill the wine into layers:
We carefully collect that delicate Riesling aroma and add it back into the body of the wine (sans alcohol!)
We add just a touch of premium grape juice to round out the final blend. There you have it! Delish.
At just 22 calories per 100ml, a glass of Giesen 0% - New Zealand Riesling has 70% less calories than the regular 10.5% alc/vol Estate Riesling and over 50% less sugar than many fruit juices. How’s that for a bonus?!
Because it's low calorie, you can enjoy any time you’d like the feeling of a glass of premium New Zealand Riesling... without the downsides. Before you sober drive, when you’ve got training first thing the next morning, or you need to stay sharp to look after the kids - make it your new wine alternative.
Suitable for low-calorie diets
Not more than 0.5% alc/vol
One of the reasons we started making Giesen 0% is so there's truly a Giesen Wine for everybody - even if you're not drinking alcohol. So when we say this is a wine you can enjoy any time, we mean it!
Enjoy over a platter with friends, a home-cooked meal with family, or even at your local bar on date night (if they're clever enough to stock it!)
Sometimes our winemakers even spice things up by serving a glass poured over ice with fresh mint or a slice of lime. Dress your glass up or down to suit the occasion.
Serve this no-alcohol option at your next event to enjoy a glass of wine without the after-effects.
We select fruit from vineyards in Marlborough and Waipara. Marlborough brings citrus flavour to the wine and Waipara fruit gives us floral characters to ensure a beautiful, structural Riesling
You’ll find it light, fresh, and invigorating - perfect for enjoying at home, out with friends and family, or any time you’d prefer a glass of wine without the after-effects.
Winemaker: Duncan Shouler
Product of New Zealand
Serve chilled and refrigerate after opening to maintain product quality
Contains not more than 0.5% alc/vol
70% less calories than a 10.5% alc/vol Estate Riesling wine
*Please note that our alcohol-removed wines contain not more than 0.5% alcohol. This is the level provided by New Zealand law for non-alcoholic beverages - about the same as the levels that naturally occur in fruit juice!
If you're unsure whether alcohol-removed wines are right for you, we recommend chatting to your healthcare professional for personalised advice. Because this is wine-based product, please note this may not be served to those under the age of 18.