Starla Wines entered into the alcohol-free (AF) industry by launching a trio of alcohol removed varietals: Sauvignon Blanc, Red Blend and Sparkling Rosé. Sauvignon Blanc has notes of wild honeysuckle, rosemary, pear and lemon balm, and finishes with a white peach blossom perfume, the company says. Red Blend has aromas of sweet dark cherry, blackberry, bergamot and black pepper, and finishes with a touch of French lavender, it adds. Sparkling Rosé has botanicals of strawberry blossom, citrus, lychee and mineral, it notes. Starla partnered with, dealcoholizing technology group BevZero to create its full bodied, alcohol removed wine. The process begins with fermented wine from carefully harvested California grapes then uses innovative vacuum distillation technology to vaporize and remove the alcohol from the wine, leaving behind the original flavors and aroma, the company says. Each 750-ml bottle is low in sugar, carbohydrates and calories, it adds. Starla is available for $28 a bottle and $84 for the collection at the brand’s website, StarlaWines.com.
Starla Wines, Dallas