Origin California, USA
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
Ariel wines are made from premium grapes grown in California, including Cabernet from the Napa Valley and other varietals from Sonoma, Paso Robles and Monterey. Ariel wines are made prin- cipally by the usual methods to produce wines with alcohol; skin maceration for the red wines, fermentation to dryness, fining and filtering, then removing the alcohol through a unique cold filtra- tion process before bottling. Other processes of alcohol removal, including the spinning cone method, require some form of heat evaporation process in order to remove the alcohol. Heat damag- es the natural flavour of the grape. Only the Ariel process is cold, less than 13°C. The resultant wine is never heated and therefore retains all of the natural flavour of the grapes, with tannin, acid, mouthfeel, texture and the complex flavours achieved through the traditional fermentation and mac- eration processes used for making wines with alcohol.
ARIEL Cabernet Sauvignon is a dealcoholized wine composed of Cabernets from the 2009 vintage, produced in a sustainable win- ery in Paso Robles, California. After undergoing fermentation in stainless steel cooperage, the wine is separated from the skins, and a portion of it is moved into oak barrels for extended aging. Just prior to bottling, the alcohol is gently removed by cold filtra- tion, leaving less than 0.5% alcohol by volume.
ARIEL oak-aged Cabernet Sauvignon offers aromas of black cur- rants, cherry, blueberries and chocolate, with soft tannins and a dry finish.
Food Matching Note
Enjoy ARIEL Cabernet Sauvignon with beef, lamb and red sauce dishes.
Vintages of wines do change, sometimes without notice, when suppliers stock moves to the next . If the advertised vintage as stated is unavailable, the newest / current vintage WILL be dispatched.