Wines of the week: The best low or reduced alcohol wines
Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy
Sunday 26 January 2014
Sometimes, particularly at this time of year, we may like to moderate our alcohol consumption with wines that have a low or reduced alcohol level. Here are three that pass the taste test…
Berrys' Own Selection Mosel Riesling Kabinett 2011 (10% vol)
An appealing pure minerality enhances this just-the-right-side-of-off-dry, briskly refreshing German Riesling that reminds us why everyone once adored these wines. A lovely aperitif, ideal with white fish, scallops or prawns. £9.75, Berry Bros & Rudd
Araldica Moscato D'Asti 2012 (5% vol)
Now is the time to discover the sweetish, very slightly sparkling Moscato wines of Italy (Australia also does some decent ones) that are perfect as an aperitif or to accompany cakes and fruit tarts. Zingy, fresh flavours of apricots and pears and a lovely clean finish. £8.49, Virgin Wines
Torres Natureo Muscat 2012 (0.5%vol)
Here most of the alcohol has been removed, allowing the naturally sweet honey and apple fruit flavours and floral aromas of the Spanish-grown Muscat grapes to shine. Drink with salads and lighter foods or richer desserts. £4 (to 15 February; usually £5, Asda); £5.99, Waitrose
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