Newblood Shiraz 2019: Review
Before we start: If you are new to drinking non-alcoholic wine try my 2 minute Guide to Non-Alcoholic Wine and my Top Non-Alcoholic Drinks Picks. This is amongst the best non-alcoholic dry whites I’ve tasted, and amongst the very few that have managed to make a dry white that lack ‘wet cardboard’ flavour that blights many non-alcoholics. The flavour profile of Newblood Chardonnay 2019 changes a lot with temperature and was most balanced when slightly chilled, but not fridge cold. The flavour profile is a little unusual because all three flavour groups associated with white wines are present simultaneously: citrus, stone fruit and tropical. It is usual for a white wine to contain one or maybe two of these groups, but not all three concurrently. The dominant flavour in this wine is lemon/lime. but there are additional elements of pineapple juice, stone fruits and green capsicum. As a result there is something about this wine that tastes a little unlike any other chardonnay.
A good dry non-alcoholic white with no regrets the next day. Will be a repeat buy for me.
If you like this you might also like….
Funky Monkey Zero Alcohol Pinot Grigio (de-alcoholised): another of the best zero alcohol whites.
McGuigan Zero Chardonnay (de-alcoholised). Available in retail stores such as Dan Murphy’s
Plus and Minus pinot grigio (de-alcoholised)
Dr Zenzen Riesling (non-alcoholic). Bigger than most rieslings, sharing many characteristics with chardonnay. German.
Food Matching | Food Pairing
Fish and salads, vegetarian pastas without tomato sauces. For cheese try a soft white mould cheese such as Berry’s Creek Miniken, Boatshed ‘Tempest’ buffalo brie or Stone and Crow Galatic, , or see my cheese and wine pairing guide for more options.
Where to Buy
It’ll cost about AUD 15. I got mine online from Sans Drinks.