Les Cocottes by Chavin Merlot: Review
Before we start: If you are new to drinking non-alcoholic wine try my 2 minute Guide to Non-Alcoholic Wine or my Top Rated Alcohol Free Wines. Vegan friendly Les Cocottes by Chavin Merlot has a low intensity aroma of stewed red cherries and rhubarb. It is uneven on the palate, and tasted watery and bland at the front and mid palate, albeit with more intensity at the back, where again stewed red cherries and rhubarb comes through. If the stewed cherry and rhubarb flavour profile is appealing to you then Win.e Tempranillo is a much, much better offering. Disappointing wine.
Energy: 26 Cal per 100ml. 0% ABV
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Win.e Tempranillo: A far more balanced alcohol free red that does stewed cheery and rhubarb flavours much better. Spanish. Win.e also does a 12 month aged version.
Lautus Savvy Red: The best dry red non-alcoholic wine there is in my opinion. South African.
Newblood Shiraz: Very good dry red non-alcoholic wine. Australian.
Songbird Cabernet Sauvignon: The other contender to be best dry red. Also Australian.
Plus and Minus Shiraz (de-alcoholised): More zero alcohol Australian shiraz. This has a much lighter and fruiter style.
McGuigan Zero Shiraz (de-alcoholised). Most widely available, in retail stores such as Dan Murphy’s. Again, has a lighter and fruiter style.
Food Matching | Food Pairing
Food doesn’t deserve this wine. Neither does your mouth.
Where to Buy
Low availability in Australia and is more common in North America and Europe. I got mine from an online vendor in Australia that was clearing their stock.