(2016) There have been many attempts to make reduced alcohol wines. It has to be said most are pretty abysmal, with all sorts of techncial trickery used to remove alcohol, unfortunately along with flavour and character. This from Dr. John Forrest is a bit different: he has used his scientific know-how and some "viticlutural secrets," to make a full flavoured and aromatic Marlborough Sauvignon that weighs in with just 9.5% alcohol. It captures the whole set of Marlborough Sauvignon's tropical fruit, zingy herbal punch and mouth-watering flavour. The merest sense of dilution in the finish is a small price to pay for those seeking more moderate alcohol levels. Watch the video
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