What type of wine is Eisberg Rose?
No surprises for guessing this is a Rose.
Rose is not a grape variety but a genre like red and white. The colour is from the skins but not enough to become a red wine.
Eisberg don’t tell us which grape varieties go into this and it seems hard to even guess.
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How is Eisberg Rose made?
All the Eisberg wines are made by a process called “Vacuum Distillation”
A two stage distillation is used to remove the aromatic compounds. It can be done at 30 degrees due to the vacuum so as not to damage the compounds.
Ordinarily when you want to remove alcohol, you would have to heat it to a much higher temperature but then you start to lose some of the aromatic compounds. With a vacuum, you can limit the temperature you need to heat the wine to in order for the alcohol to boil off. This saves more of the aromatic flavour compounds.
Eisberg Rose Ingredients
Eisberg Rose ingredients include…
- Alcohol free Rose wine
- Rectified Concentrated Grape Must
- Natural flavouring
- Carbon dioxide
The grape must is basically the grape sugar for flavour and sweetness. I’m a but suspect about the “natural flavouring” and i really hate to see that in a drink, usually a beer tho.
Carbon dioxide is interesting, have they carbonated this?
Eisberg Rose Nutrition
Cheap alcohol free wines can be a bit sweet, the sugar masks lack of flavour. How will this measure up?
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These sugar and calories numbers are actually not too bad for a rose wine. They are such better than say, McGuigan Zero Rose, which is one of the market leaders. It is within the same ball park as Fre White Zinfandel with only really Pierre Chavin Rose much better in terms of calories and sugar
For more information on the calories, carbs and sugar in non alcoholic wine, read my full article on it here
Eisberg Rose Look
The same Eisberg styling which is reasonably plain but with some hard to read bits.
The wine itself is a deep rose colour, not like a pale southern French version. No bubbles appeared so is it not carbonated then? Not even a light fizz.
Eisberg Rose Aroma
I get a sweet strawberry and peach on the nose. It smells like it might have a decent amount of red fruit and stone fruit but might be overly sweet.
Only a tasting will tell.
Eisberg Rose Taste
This is a strange mix of flavours and emotions. No bubble still, where did the carbon dioxide go?
The first overpowering sensation is of sweetness and it is teeth clenching sweetness at that, just too much.
Next, if I try to pick out actual flavours, there is a big enough hit of strawberry jam style and you could talk yourself into raspberry. Although I wish there was a bit more raspberry tartness.
The overall body is good from the carbs and sugar, so it doesn’t feel too watery or thin like say, Pierre Chavin Zero Rose.
My wife’s opinion is that it was actually quite nice and one of the better non alcoholic wines she has tried.
There is good flavour here if you ignore some sweetness.
Eisberg Rose Verdict
It is an easy drinking wine for those that like a sweet rose. It has reasonable red fruit flavours and isn’t too thin but for my palate, I didn’t want it so
Eisberg Rose Score
6.5/10 – Its ok, it is cheap, you probably get more flavour for your money than some other cheap wines but you will need to want your wine sweet.
Where to buy Eisberg Rose?
Most of the big UK supermarkets have this. Tesco and Sainsburys near me certainly do.
You can try these at Wise Bartender as well, a brilliant non alcoholic retailer
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Is Eisberg Rose gluten free?
Yes, Eisberg Rose is gluten free.
Is Eisberg Rose vegan?
Yes, Eisberg Rose is vegan
For more on vegan wine see my article on the matter, why wines may or may not be and how to check.
Its ok, it is cheap, you probably get more flavour for your money than some other cheap wines but you will need to want your wine sweet.