Bottega debuts non-alcoholic sparkling wine

Bottega has launched a non-alcoholic sparkling drink, Bottega 0 (zero).

Produced by the homonymous winery in Bibano di Godega (TV) from selected grape must, Bottega 0 is designed to meet the needs of those who, for health or religious reasons, do not consume alcoholic beverages, as well as those who appreciate wine but take a cautious approach to alcohol consumption.

Evoking the great tradition of sparkling wines, of which it is an original non-alcoholic evolution, Bottega 0 is a rosé drink, which recalls the indissoluble bond with the world of wine, and which will soon be available also in a white version.

During the harvest, bunches of grapes are picked in the appropriate areas when analyses show a good balance between sugars and acidity. The grapes are then destemmed and softly pressed. This produces a must that is stored in refrigerated tanks to prevent alcoholic fermentation from starting. After the addition of carbon dioxide, the product is filtered and bottled.

It lends itself to well-established ways of consumption and to celebrating the ritual of the toast – the skilful dosage of carbon dioxide gives the drink freshness, liveliness and character, despite its zero alcohol content.

The company’s first foray into alcohol-free beverages is the result of the research and passion of Bottega’s winemakers, who have embraced the challenge of innovation to offer the market a new product with a potential that has yet to be explored.

Best enjoyed at 4/5° C at any time of day, Bottega 0 is also a suitable ingredient for the preparation of cocktails, particularly fruit-based ones. The sparkling drink pairs well with cheese, especially fresh cheeses made from goat’s and sheep’s milk, with pastries, tarts and fruit.