Monte Stella Sparkling Negroamaro 2021

Monte Stella Sparkling Negroamaro 2021

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Monte Stella is a non-alcoholic wine alternative, naturally fermented with wine grapes.  

Sparkling Negroamaro 2021 is fruity, bright and acidic on the palate, with cherry, floral and redcurrent notes, it is earthy and floral with plum, chocolate and blackberry notes.

From the shimmering tanks at Monceau in Melbourne, comes their latest creation: Monte Stella, a modern non-alc alternative to sparkling wine. Monte Stella is innovative, sophisticated, non-alc fermented non alcoholic beverage for those who love a natural, healthy, and a social drop.

Grapes sourced from Box Grove Vineyard in northern Victoria, and blended them with organic tea for added tannins, before fermenting the juice with ultra-low-alcohol yeast cultures to create a hybrid-ferment that has all the character of a varietal wine, but less than 0.5% alcohol.

This isn’t like the strangely sweet de-alcoholised 0% wines you might have tried before, no weird additives, sulphites or “natural” flavours. The team at Monceau have been exploring the use of alternative cultures alongside wine grapes to produce a compelling option for a quaffable, refreshing and crisp sparkling drink.

It all starts with the grape...

Interesting bits:

- made in Melbourne, Australia

- low intervention

- Natural fermentation, 2nd fermentation in the bottle

- no sweeteners, artificial carbonation or preservatives

- less than 1% ABV
Ingredients: pure filtered water, pressed negroamaro juice, cane suger (consumed by yeast culture), organic black tea, pomegranate juice, verjus, yeast and bacteria culture.