Giesen 0% New Zealand Merlot (NV)

Fancy a red wine with no alcohol? Pitched at ‘sober curious’ consumers, this recently released, non-vintage bottling (2*) is ‘New Zealand’s first 0% red wine’. Based on alcohol-removed Merlot, it also includes unfermented grape juice. Grown in Hawke's Bay, it is deeply coloured, vibrant and fruity, with plenty of berryish, plummy flavour, simple, gently sweet (30 grams/litre of residual sugar), very crisp and juicy.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Merlot
Vintage: NV
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★ – 2 Stars
Price: $18 NZD
Sweetness: MED
Value for Money: –V

The overall rating for quality is Tentative, as Michael has only reviewed a small number of vintages of this particular wine.

Reviewed June 2022

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