1 / Operation and production
WHERE DO THE WINES FROM KOLONNE NULL COME FROM?
The KOLONNE creates its wines in co-production with award-winning family wineries. Close cooperation with our vintners, uncompromising demands on the grape material and targeted development of the wines is the maxim of the column. Thus, our collection includes wines from the Nahe, Mosel, the Weinviertel or from the heart of Provence. KOLONNE NULL does not set itself any (geographical) boundaries. Only quality and close cooperation with the vintners are decisive for us.
HOW ARE THE NON-ALCOHOLIC WINES PRODUCED?
In our in-house laboratory we dealcoholize selected top wines, of which only the best into the KOLONNE NULL collection and be produced on a larger scale. The alcohol is gently extracted from them by vacuum distillation. The vacuum has the advantage, that alcohol escapes already at about 30°C. They then receive their final refinement before being bottled. We call it the clou. These steps take place in close consultation between our beverage technologists and the respective vintners, to incorporate their expertise and stylistics into the colonnade wines.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE EXTRACTED ALCOHOL?
KOLONNE NULL does not use the alcohol any further, it is used as a by-product by partner companies. Since it is a very high quality alcohol, it can be used as a base product for other alcoholic beverages such as gin or brandy
2 / INGREDIENTS
DO THE KOLONNE NULL PRODUCTS STILL CONTAIN ALCOHOL?
The KOLONNE NULL products are non-alcoholic. With a maximum alcohol content of 0.3%, our wines are clearly below the permissible legal limit of 0.5%. Bread, non-alcoholic beer, fruit juices, a ripe banana and other products often contain more alcohol than our dealcoholized-wines.
ARE THE KOLONNE NULL WINES VEGAN?
Traditionally, wines are often produced with the help of animal proteins. We make sure that this is not the case with us.
WHAT ABOUT SUGAR AND CALORIES?
The non-alcoholic wines of KOLONNE NULL contain about 3g of sugar per 100ml. They contain with an average of 15Kcal but only about a quarter of the calories of a conventional wine. Sugar is also contained in wines containing alcohol, especially in sweet and sweet wines. In addition, alcoholic wines contain a high proportion of calories due to the alcohol. We add a small amount of sugar to our wines after dealcoholisation, as a feeling of sweetness and fullness also escapes with the alcohol.
WHAT ABOUT COLORANTS / FLAVOURS / PRESERVATIVES?
Our wines are free of colorants or artificial flavors, because we want to preserve the natural character of the wines. Analogous to alcoholic wine, the aroma is finally protected by sulphurization.
MAY KOLONNE NULL BE CONSUMED BY PREGNANT WOMAN OR NURSING MOTHERS?
We have many clients who are pregnant or nursing. Our products are non-alcoholic; they contain a maximum of 0.3% Alc (vol). This is below the legal limit of 0.5% and below the possible alcohol content of many products such as ripe fruit (bananas), Sourdough bread, fruit juices. But in the end, this is a personal decision. The medical advice of the Berlin Charité can be found here. Accordingly, pregnant women who want to enjoy a non-alcoholic drink (up to 0.5%) are advised to drink slowly and in moderation. This enables the body to quickly break down the alcohol that is consumed.
KOLONNE NULL contains sulfur dioxide as antioxidant.
We have all our wines analyzed for their histamine content. For all wines this is clearly below 0.1 mg/L. Exact values for the individual wines are available on request.
We do not use genetically modified ingredients.
3 / TASTE
DOESN´T NON-ALCOHOLIC WINE SIMPLY TASTE LIKE GRAPE JUICE?
No. KOLONNE NULL is dealcoholized wine. The wines are produced traditionally, by fermentation of grape must (grape juice) and in a later step dealcoholised. The wine-specific aromas are preserved. However: low-calorie & non-alcoholic - just KOLONNE NULL
WHAT DOES KOLONNE NULL TASTE LIKE?
KOLONNE NULL tastes like KOLONNE NULL. We try to transfer the characteristics and varietal specificity of the starting wines into an non-alcoholic product. The result is an unique drink with its own taste profile - KOLONNE NULL. But in general: Wine is versatile, it can be red or white, sweet or dry, light or heavy and finally it can be convincingly non-alcoholic. We are proud of how our wines reflect the respective characteristics of wines containing alcohol.
SARE THE KOLONNE NULL WINES DRY?
All our wines and "sparkling wines" give a rather dry impression due to their non-alcoholic nature. They contain about 3 g sugar / 100 mL. The Rosé has the lowest sugar content with 2.9 g / 100 mL, the driest taste impression but due to its more concise acidity the Riesling (sugar: 3.1 g / 100 mL). With an average of 15Kcal our wines contain only about a quarter of the calories of a traditional wine.
HOW DOES KOLONNE NULL DIFFER FROM OTHER NON-ALCOHOLIC WINES?
Excellent non-alcoholic wine can only come from very good starting wines. To bring only the best non-alcoholic wines to the market, Together with our vintners we work for a long time on the base wines and finalize our products in our own laboratory. In this detailed work we invest a lot of time and resources. For this reason we are leaders in the field of non-alcoholic wines.
4 / ASSORTMENT
WHICH DIFFERENT PRODUCTS ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE?
You can find all our products in our online store: https://kolonnenull.com/en/collections/alle-produkte
WHAT DOES KOLONNE NULL Sparkling MEAN?
For wine law reasons, non-alcoholic sparkling wines may not be called sparkling wine. That is why we officially call them sparkling.
5 / FURTHER
WHERE CAN YOU BUY KOLONNE NULL PRODUCTS?
Our products are currently best available through our online store. However, we also work with selected specialist and retail dealers and are continuously expanding our distribution.
You can find all further information on our store card:
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KOLONNE NULL attaches great importance to sustainability. A fair and future-oriented cooperation is of great importance to us, therefore we consciously select our partners in production, logistics and distribution.