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Cognato

Cognato Red

Cognato Red

Regular price $27.00
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Size
  • South Africa
  • ABV: 0.5%
  • Energy: 20kcal per 100ml

Cognato Cabernet Sauvignon showcases grapes grown in the Coastal Region of South Africa, celebrated for its exceptional wines originating from low yielding vineyards. They proudly collaborate with Fairtrade certified growers.

Winemaking & Alcohol Removal

Harvested at full maturity, the grapes undergo maceration to extract color and tannins. Fermentation occurs with carefully selected yeast strains, maintained between 25 and 28°C. Following fermentation, the wine matures in the tank with the skins for an additional 2 weeks, ensuring optimal integration and the full development of the tannin structure.

Through their meticulous vacuum spinning cone process, alcohol is delicately removed without compromising the wine’s integrity.

The outcome is a nuanced red wine, harmoniously blending well-integrated tannins with flavors of red berries and spicy herbs.

For an enhanced experience, Cognato recommends serving Cognato Cabernet Sauvignon slightly cooler than room temperature. This non-alcoholic red wine pairs excellently with meat dishes and tomato-based pastas.

About the Producer

Cognato – meaning “closely related to”

In 2018, cousins David Sommestad and Adam Malmnäs identified the need for an elegant and refined alcohol-free wine to accompany a variety of dishes. Dissatisfied with the existing options, they embarked on creating Cognato, an alcohol-free wine that would exceed expectations. They overcame the challenge of developing a low-sugar alcohol-free wine that closely resembled traditional wines, and their initial offerings, Cognato Rosé and Cognato Red, received a highly positive response. Encouraged by this success, they expanded their range to include Cognato White. In 2020, they proudly achieved Fairtrade certification, demonstrating their commitment to providing fair and sustainable working conditions throughout the production process.

David and Adam's pursuit of a sophisticated alcohol-free wine stemmed from a lack of satisfying alternatives in the market. Through extensive research and collaboration with production partners, they successfully created Cognato, offering a high-quality alcohol-free wine that met the demands of discerning consumers. The positive reception from the public and the addition of Cognato White further solidified their position in the market. Their Fairtrade certification highlights their dedication to ethical practices, ensuring fairness and sustainability throughout the wine production journey.

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