A MATTER OF TASTE
Not all grapes are the same, that's why we carefully consider and inspect the delicate and subtle differences between them and the wines we select for production. We strictly use traditionally pressed and particularly aromatic vintage wines or cuvées of the highest quality. We believe that the chemistry and relationship between us and the wineries needs to be right before we move forward with the de-alcoholization process.
Every day, our beverage technologists in the Berlin research laboratory carefully test whether the selection of wines is suitable to ensure the best possible taste. We scruitize the wines in order to deliver a satisfying flavor. Only the most brilliant results are produced on a larger scale and become part of the Kolonne Null collection.
We utilize our research and experience in our laboratory and share the insights with our partners in order to contribute to the production process early on when the grapes are still on the vine.
DE-ALCOHOLIZATION & REFINEMENT
Non-alcoholic wines can be produced in a variety of different methods. We rely on de-alcoholization by vacuum distillation in order to gently remove the alcohol from the selected wines down to a max. residual alcohol content of 0.3%. The thermal vacuum has the advantage that the alcohol escapes at a low temperature of 30°C. This method allows us to keep the structure of the original wine intact while delicately separating the alcohol.
This is immediately followed by aroma recovery to capture the natural aromas from the wine. This preserves the diverse character and overall style of each individual wine. In order to hold higher standards we do not use any artificial flavors or coloring. We replace the sweetness that is diminished through the de-alcoholization process with a subtle amount of natural sugars. Depending on the variety of wine we will add CO2 to our to give it a sparkling character.
We invest a great deal of time and resources in the detail and approach our products with absolute dedication - from the grape on the vine to bottling and sharing with you.
This results in a completely new and fresh non-alcoholic alternative to alcohol - KOLONNE NULL!