Savvy white

Lautus blanc

Savvy white

Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
Producer Lautus
Size

750mL

Style White
Grapes Sauvignon Blanc
Other Features Alcohol-free

Sauvignon Blanc sourced from various cool coastal vineyards. A percentage of the grapes are picked earlier to retain acidity whilst the balance is picked at optimal ripeness.

They are lightly pressed and settled overnight. The wine is left on its lees for 6 weeks prior to racking and dealcoholization. The alcohol is removed via spinning cone technology at low temperatures under vacuum in two passes. In the first pass, the phenols are removed and set aside; subsequently, the alcohol is removed and the phenols are added back in. Note: the wine is under 0.05% ABV, but not 0.00%.

Pure aromas of gooseberry, capsicum and citrus. The elegant palate is underpinned by lush tropical fruit and lime flavors, finishing with a fresh acidity and a long finish.

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About the Producer

As a winegrower, Reg Holder never considered non-alcoholic wines... until his wife became pregnant. Wine had always been a special moment of connection the couple shared at dinner. Not wanting to lose that spark, Reg launched in 2017 the first de-alcoholized wine in South Africa for his wife. He named the brand Lautus, which means pure, elegant, and sumptuous in Latin. Two kids later, Lautus has made a splash in South Africa and is finally arriving on American shores.

Reg sources from aromatic vineyard sites, picking some grapes early to retain acidity, and others at optimal phenolic maturity for richness and texture. The alcohol is removed via spinning cone technology at low temperatures under vacuum in two passes. In the first pass, the phenols are removed and set aside; subsequently, the alcohol is removed and the phenols are added back in.

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