A big bang without the boom!
The mission is to create the finest non-alcoholic wines. The team is able to accomplish this by respecting traditional craftsmanship while pushing the boundaries to create new innovative flavors and finishing concepts.
The complex notes and intense flavors don’t appear overnight. This is a result of time, passion, and focus on finding high quality wines that enabled them to create the finest non-alcoholic wines. They believe that you have to start with a great wine to finish with one. No grape is left unturned. They give their ingredients and the production process the attention they deserve. They look into every detail from the variety of grapes, to their maturation and follow them closely into the to the de-alcoholization and production process. They don't stop there. They believe in the importance of sustainable packaging, design, transparency and the partnerships that compliment and help raise their standards.
Not all grapes are the same, that's why the grapes are carefully considered and inspected. The delicate and subtle differences between them and the wines they select for production. They strictly use traditionally pressed and particularly aromatic vintage wines or cuvées of the highest quality. They believe that the chemistry and relationship between the makers and the wineries needs to be right before moving forward with the de-alcoholization process.
Every day, the beverage technologists in the Berlin research laboratory carefully test whether the selection of wines is suitable to ensure the best possible taste. They scruitize the wines in order to deliver a satisfying flavor. Only the most brilliant results are produced on a larger scale and become part of the Kolonne Null collection.
They utilize the research and experience in the laboratory and share the insights with the partners in order to contribute to the production process early on when the grapes are still on the vine.
De-alcholization & Refinement
Non-alcoholic wines can be produced in a variety of different methods. They rely on de-alcoholization by vacuum distillation in order to gently remove the alcohol from the selected wines down to a max. residual alcohol content of 0.3%. The thermal vacuum has the advantage that the alcohol escapes at a low temperature of 30°C. This method allows the structure of the original wine to be kept intact while delicately separating the alcohol.
This is immediately followed by aroma recovery to capture the natural aromas from the wine. This preserves the diverse character and overall style of each individual wine. In order to hold higher standards we do not use any artificial flavors or coloring. The sweetness that is diminished through the de-alcoholization process is replaced with a subtle amount of natural sugars. Depending on the variety of wine we will add CO2 to our to give it a sparkling character.
Great deal of time and resources are invested in the detail and approach for products with absolute dedication - from the grape on the vine to bottling and sharing with you.
This results in a completely new and fresh non-alcoholic alternative to alcohol - KOLONNE NULL!