Freixenet has been making wine since 1861. This Spanish company is well known for sparkling wine, which they began making in 1911, following the traditional method, which is similar to that of Champagne. The first bottle of sparkling wine under the Freixenet brand was produced in 1914. It wasn’t until 2011 that they began producing Freixenet 0.0% alcohol free. The alcohol-free sparkling wine from Freixenet looks the part and it is easy to buy in many locations. But how does it taste? And what’s the experience of drinking alcohol-free Freixenet like? Read on for our Freixenet 0% review, tasting notes, nutritional information, comparison with other alcohol-free sparkling wines and the best places to buy for special offers.
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Freixenet’s foray into the world of alcohol-free sparkling wine began in 2009 with the first production bottles in 2011 after a solid two years of technical and market research and winemaking trials. By 2016 they reviewed the entire product – from the taste to the presentation. However, this wine didn’t appear in the UK until 2018.
Alcohol-Free sparkling white wine from Freixenet is fruity and refreshing. It maintains the natural characteristics and aromas of the grapes, despite its de-alcoholisation. For me there’s always something special about a “bottle of fizz” and the alcoholic Freixenet has long been my favourite – ranking even about Champagne. I prefer the more earthy flavours of Cava. And so the Freixenet 0.0% sparkling wine was an absolute delight to try and is for me, a firm favourite. Freixenet alcohol-free contains just 0.05% alcohol, which means that its classified in the UK as alcohol-free.
What does Freixenet 0.0% Alcohol-Free taste like?
To see Freixnet alcohol free in a glass you wouldn’t be able to tell it was alcohol-free. It pours the same as an alcoholic cava. On the nose, you’ll find refreshing tropical notes and a slight citrus hint. It is particularly refreshing to drink. It’s lively and fruity. Fresh with a very pleasant mouthfeel. The bubbles are plentiful and medium-sized and it has well-balanced acidity. It’s fresh, but not too sweet.
What does Freixenet Alcohol-Free look like?
You can buy Freixenet 0% in 750ml bottles or 200ml splits – and the bottles look simliar to some of the more recentlyly rebranded alcoholic versions of Freixenet – barring the labels which of course indicate that they are alcohol-free.
The wine in the bottle is pale bright yellow and there are lots of bubbles. It pours exactly the same as the alcoholic Freixenet and when it’s in the glass you can’t tell that it’s non-alcoholic at all by looks.
Ingredients in Freixenet 0.0% Alcohol-Free Sparkling Wine
De-alcoholised wine rectified concentrated grape must, carbon dioxide, antioxidant: sulfur dioxide, preservatives: potassium sorbate and dimethyl dicarbonate, stabilizer: gum arabic, flavouring.
How is Freixenet 0.0% wine made?
Freixenet 0% sparkling wine is de-alcoholized sparkling wine. It initially took two years to identify the best process of producing this alcohol-free version of the Freixenet sparkling wine. Alcohol is removed from the wine by vacuum distillation at a low temperature, which retains as much taste as possible. There’s more on how alcohol is removed from wine here.
Best Type of Wine Glass to Drink Freixenet 0.0% from
There are different schools of thought on the best glasses to drink sparkling wine from. Choices range from coups to flutes to tulips. We prefer a flute for style, but a tulip glass – with a round shape and a narrow base helps with bubble formation. When all else fails a regular good wine glass also suffices!
What Temperature to Drink Freixenet 0.0% Alcohol-Free Wine at
It’s best to serve Freixenet non-alcoholic wine at between 5 and 8°C. Freixenet should be stored in an upright position and at a constant temperature, away from light and vibration.
Nutritional Info for Freixenet 0.0% Per 100ml
- Energy (kcal) 25kcal
- Fat 0.0g
- Carbohydrate 6g
- Sugars 5.4g
- Protein 0g
- Salt <0.01g
Vital Statistics of Freixenet Alcohol-Free
- Name: Freixenet Alcohol-Free Sparkling
- Type of Beer / Style of Wine: Sparkling drink based on de-alcoholised wine
- Brewed by: Freixenet, Joan Sala 2, 08770 Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, Spain
- Alcohol Content: 0.05% ABV
- Ingredients: De-alcoholised wine, rectified concentrated grape must, carbon dioxide, antioxidant: sulfur dioxide, preservatives: potassium sorbate and dimethyl dicarbonate, stabilizer: gum arabic, flavouring.
- Country of Origin: Spain
- Dispensed In: 200ml and 750ml bottles
- Calories per can/bottle: 50 kcal / 200ml – 187.5 kcal / 750ml
Note that Freixenet 0/0% is not suitable for vegans as it uses a clarifying agent that has egg whites.
Where to Buy Freixenet Alcohol-Free From (in the UK):
- All Major Supermarkets
- Many Pubs
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Final Words on Freixenet 0.0% Sparkling Wine
This current incarnation of alcohol-free Freixenet has been around since 2016 and it’s great. I’m a great can of Freixenet Cordon Negro Cava – it has an earthy texture and taste and to a certain extent much of this has been retained in the alcohol-free version of their sparkling wine. It’s a shame that the packaging doesn’t follow the same theme as it almost comes in looking like Freixenet “lite”, which I guess in some ways it is.