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Two lower alcohol wines join the Adnams Selection range

By Alastair Marshall, also posted in News on

Adnams Selection lower abv wines from Marlborough, New ZealandTwo new wines join the Adnams Selection wine range today online and in our stores. Both are naturally lower in alcohol and have been made by winemaker Dr John Forrest in Marlborough, New Zealand. John, and our wine-buying team here are Adnams, have listened to concerns about the ever-increasing levels of alcohol in wines, and have created these two new wines that are under 10% abv.

The Adnams Selection Riesling, Marlborough, New Zealand (2015 vintage, 9% abv, £9.99)

Inspired by the great wines of the Mosel in Germany, John Forrest set about making a Kiwi version from his extensive vineyards in Marlborough. The resulting wine, which is naturally low in alcohol, was a perfect choice for the Adnams Selection range where we were hunting for wines that deliver all the character and flavour of Riesling but with less than the usual level of alcohol found in southern hemisphere wines. Rich with aromas of citrus, apricots and spice, there's a lovely fruit sweetness balanced by fine acidity. Being naturally lower in alcohol ensures that each mouthful is refreshingly delicious. The perfect lunchtime wine.

The Adnams Selection Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand (2015 vintage, 9.5% abv, £8.99)

After three years experimentation, John Forrest mastered the art of achieving physiological ripeness early in his Sauvignon Blanc grapes. He was inspired by the ever-increasing concern that people had for Marlborough Sauvignons with high levels of alcohol so set about trialling different Sauvignon Blanc clones grown in a variety of vineyard plots with particular microclimates. His results are impressive and we're delighted to bring you this innovative wine, full of the distinctive flavours of Marlborough Sauvignon with a modest alcohol content. You can taste these two wines for free in our stores from today throughout the summer. A 12-bottle case containing six bottles of each wine is available online and through our mail order service (01502 727222) for £99 (you save £14.88).      


Alastair Marshall