In light of the new year, and the resolutions it brings, we are highlighting some of our lower sugar wines to help us to stick to resolutions of better health. When grape juice ferments, yeast eats sugar and produces alcohol. Eventually, the yeast cannot eat any more sugar, inevitably leaving some behind, known as residual sugar. While all wine has some amount of residual sugar, the wines we’ve highlighted here all have less than one gram per liter, making them especially well suited to complement a low sugar diet (or New Years resolution).
Biokult Zweigelt/Pinot Noir
Zweigelt is Austria’s most planted grape— appealing, light, and easy to understand. It is described by Wine Folly as “the ultimate picnic red”. This blend from Biokult is made up of 50% Zweigelt and 50% Pinot Noir. It shows a deep, ruby color with aromas of earthy crushed raspberry and pencil shavings which follow through to a soft, satiny entry with a dry-yet-fruity medium body and a delicate touch of spice and crab apple. Finishes in a lingering spiced poached apple, mineral and wet cedar fade with lightly pithy tannins. R.S: <1g/L
Chacewater was awarded Double Gold from the San Francisco Chronicle’s 2018 Wine Competition for this Chardonnay from their Lake County vineyard. It has aromas of green apple and Meyer lemon with toasty vanilla oak, and mouth feel rich with accents of mineral and spice, finishing with mouth watering acidity wrapped into a butter cream texture. R.S: .5g/L
Chacewater's limited production Malbec illustrates how well Lake County’s Red Hills AVA can showcase this varietal. Very ripe & dense, giving layers of fig, blueberry and currant, it has a spicy French oak core with ample toast integrated with richness that emerges into a lengthy fresh finish. This wine was awarded 91 points at the 2018 California State Fair Wine Competition, and 92 points & Gold from the Los Angeles International Wine Competition. R.S: .3g/L
Chacewater Sauvignon Blanc
This Sauvignon Blanc, which was awarded Silver at the 2018 Los Angeles International Wine Competition has zesty notes of lemon grass & pineapple with a hint of jasmine. A firm line of minerals with brisk acidity give way to gooseberry and fresh herbs. Displays a very clean and precisely balanced finish. RS: .25g/L
Cheateau Lauabrit Bourdeaux Rouge
The Dumas family has been making organic wine since 1965 at their family estate in the heart of the Entre-Deux-Mers wine region. This wine is made up of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot. It has a lovely red color with a powerful aromas of red berry fruit with hints of prunes. Balanced and medium-bodied. No detectable sugar.
Fattoria Romignano Chianti Riserva
This classic Chianti from the heart of Tuscany has aromas of red fruits with touches of spice & vanilla. Full-bodied and tannic but very velvety in the mouth. Pair with aged chees, stewed and grilled meats and pasta with carbonara or meat sauces. R.S: <.1g/L
Guy Chaumont Pinot Noir
This Pinot Noir from Guy Chaumont comes from the Cote Chalonnaise of France’s famous Burgundy Region. It is smooth, fruity and aromatic, full of the ripe berry flavor of Pinot Noir with an earthy, slightly smoky finish. R.S: <1g/L
These wines only scratch the surface of what we have available, as many of the wines in our portfolio are quite low in sugar.