For those of you who have hopped onto the ‘bantwagon’ and long for a guilt-free sip of wine, Perdeberg Winery have come up with the perfect solution.
While Professor Tim Noakes and fellow authors of the massively popular Real Meal Revolution do not necessarily promote the consumption of alcohol, they do however promote a reduction of sugar in the diet.
We give you, Perdeberg Chenin Blanc!
It has by far the lowest sugar content in its category. Most Chenin Blancs on the market have an average of 4.6g/l (ranging from 2.2g/l to 6.4g/l), making Perdeberg’s Chenin Blanc a clear 0.6g/l less than the lowest of the competition.
With just 1.6g/l of residual sugar, the reason Perdeberg’s Chenin Blanc is so much lower in residual sugar is because of the composition of its vineyards.
Perdeberg’s cellar master, Albertus Louw explains, ’Our grapes ripen naturally and because they draw upon nature, the result of dry land farming impacts positively on the quality of the fruit in terms of flavour concentration. This then translates to the wine and makes excellent, balanced wines. After fermentation, the wine’s alcohol, acidity and sugar levels are in balance and no sugar concentrate is added.’
Having a closer look at the wine fermentation process, the yeast eats the carbohydrates, producing alcohol, heat and CO2. Whatever sugars remain then contributes to the total carbohydrate in the wine. Compared to a sweet wine that has quite a lot of residual sugar, a dry wine has very little residual sugar.
So to all the banters out there, cheers!