Freixenet seems to have exploded on the market. Its in all the supermarkets and selling well. This alcohol free sparkling wine isn’t quite the same as others.
It is a “sparkling drink based of dealcoholised wine” with 90% of it wine. The other 10% is from grape concentrate. Will this affect the flavour? Read on to find out.
Freixenet 0.0% sparkling wine Nutrition
Winery – Freixenet
Country – “From EU” on the bottle
Style – Sparkling white
KCal – 25 (100ml)
ABV – 0.0%
Sugar content – 5.4g (100ml)
Carbohydrate content – 6g (100ml)
Whilst that can look like a lot of added sugar (5.4g), it is actually quite low in terms of an alcohol free sparkling wine. Some can have up to double that!
At 25kcal per 100ml it is much lower in calories than an alcoholic Cava or other alcoholic sparkling wine.
For a full of calories and sugar in non alcoholic wines then read my article on the subject here
What are the ingredients of Freixenet 0.0%?
Freixenet 0.0% is marketed as a “wine based drink” which is slightly unusual.
The top 2 ingredients are…
- Alcohol free wine
- Rectified Grape Must Concentrate
Im sure you can guess what alcohol free wine is but what is Rectified Grape Must Concentrate?
It comes from grape must, after stripping out everything that isn’t sugar based. It is perfect for adding sweetness to wine and also for the enrichment of a grape must as it does not alter any of its characteristics (colour, flavour, aroma)
Is Freixenet 0.0% really alcohol free?
Labelling in the non alcoholic and alcohol free world are very confusing, with different countries having different rules.
You can read my entire article on how to tell how much alcohol is in a non alcoholic beer here
Freixenet 0.0% has less than 0.05% alcohol by volume which is about as alcohol free as you can get. Bread will contain more alcohol that that from its yeast
First sip and this is a very nice tipple. Full mouth feel and lots of bubbles. Apples and melons on the palate. Its pretty sweet as the 5.4g/100ml sugar content will point to. My wife loved it immediately.
I’m not sure i see it as sophisticated or adult feeling as some other 0.0% sparkling wines I’ve tried, i think thats because the sweetness makes it feel like more of a soft drink than a wine. That said, it is really nice!
I think you can definitely tell that there is added grape concentrate. Its a bigger grape hit and less wine hit. It does feel more like Shloer and not quite a dealcoholised wine. For a certain occasion tho, you probably won’t mind.
7/10. If you aren’t looking a sparkling wine replacement but want something fizzy and a bit fun then this is for you. It does taste fruity and lively if a bit sweet.
Does Freixenet 0.0% get you drunk?
No, you can not get drunk drinking Freixenet 0.0%.
I crunched all the numbers and have written an article about how you can’t get drunk on 0.0% wine here
In general you are unable to get drunk from non alcoholic (<0.5% ABV) wine and it is impossible to get drunk from alcohol free (0.0%) wine. The volume of non alcoholic wine required to raise your blood alcohol concentration to the legal intoxication level is not possible to consume or digest.
Can you drink Freixenet 0.0% and drive?
You can drink any amount of Freixenet 0.0% and be safe to drive.
You can reasonably drink up to 900 glasses of alcohol free Freixenet 0.0% (<0.05% ABV) without increasing your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above the legal limit of 0.08%.
Some factors such as size, age and sex and can have an affect on this.
I have crunched all the numbers for you to see my working out in this article
Is Freixenet 0.0% halal?
As a wine that contains zero alcoholic i think it can be considered as halal.
As a general rule, alcohol free wine can be Halal. The beer needs to be 0.0% ABV for the strict Islamic Law to deem it Halal. Nearly all the major beer brands are producing zero alcohol beers.
Not all non or low alcoholic wines are 0.0%, meaning it is critical to read the label.
Some wines have gone the extra step of gaining a halal certification. For this an Islamic Council test the wine to ensure it really is 0.0%. You can read about that process here
I have written extensively about if alcohol free beer is halal and you can read my article here
Is Freixenet 0.0% gluten free?
Non alcoholic wine is gluten free as it is not made from any grains. Even if any grains are used in part of the manufacturing, the distillation process would remove any gluten from the finished wine.
Is Freixenet 0.0% vegan?
Freixenet 0.0% is very likely to be vegan. It is not currently listed on barnivore.com but the other Freixenet products are vegan
For more on vegan wines see my article on the matter. Why beers may or may not be and how to check.
Notes from Freixenet
Freixenet 0.0% Alcohol Free Sparkling Wine has been created as part of a mission to help people celebrate all life occasions, big and small.
This alcohol free sparkling is a perfect alternative and can be enjoyed as a midweek drink or even at your dinner party – whatever the occasion we have you covered without any compromise.
If you aren't looking a sparkling wine replacement but want something fizzy and a bit fun then this is for you. It does taste fruity and lively if a bit sweet.