{wine} Certainly no buzzkill – Robertson Winery’s non-alcoholic dry sparkling pink

There’s something very special about celebrating an occasion with a bottle of bubbles. Make your every day indulgence guilt-free this festive season with Robertson Winery‘s non-alcoholic dry sparkling pink.

Introduction

At the start of November, I quietly celebrated a lock-down version of my birthday. Choosing the tranquil reprieve of McGregor, I only invited along a handful of companions. And with that, I mean wines.

I’ve been saving a bottle of Robertson Winery‘s new non-alcoholic dry sparkling pink for my birthday breakfast, because nothing feels quite as indulgent as bubbles with brunch. Every bit as stunning outside as it is inside, I felt suitably celebrated as we popped the cork.

But the celebration doesn’t end there – I’ll be inviting this pink lady to all of my summer soiree’s this year, because let’s face it; 2020 was rough. I’m intending to celebrate every minute with my family and friends this summer, and if there’s a reason for bubbles, count me in. The perfect addition to a picnic, a braai, a small get-together or even just because you feel suitably festive, I’ll be keeping a bottle or three chilled.

To read my review on Robertson Winery’s single serve wine cans, click here!

To read my review on Robertson Winery’s non-alcoholic dry sparkling white, click here!

To read my review on Robertson Winery’s Pink Sparkling Brut Rosé, please click here!

Background

With the trend towards a healthier lifestyle and the stricter enforcement of drinking and driving laws, a new era of moderation is upon us. Enter the ‘mindful drinking’ movement started by millennials, the global trend of choosing alcohol-free or low-alcohol drinks for health and social reasons. Alcohol brands are avidly embracing this new breed of consumer who drinks less. In fact, the alcohol-free drinks category is currently the fastest growing beverage sector in South Africa.

Robertson Winery, true to its reputation for pioneering and innovation, launched their first two non-alcoholic sparkling wines, both sweet, way back in 2012, bringing bubbly drinking rituals to non-alcohol markets. A non-alcoholic dry white sparkling wine was introduced towards the end of 2019 to open up the brand to a new audience looking for a refreshing non-alcoholic bubbly without excessive sweetness, followed by its pink counterpart, the new Robertson Winery Dry Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Pink – just in time to keep your summer refreshing with perfectly pink, deliciously dry, alcohol-free effervescence (press release).

The non-alcoholic range

Robertson Winery’s Range of non-alcoholic sparkling wines includes a sweet sparkling white, a sweet sparkling pink, a dry sparkling white and the new dry sparkling pink.

Non-alcoholic dry sparkling pink

It feels decidedly royal to start the day with an elegant flute of bubbles, and even more so if it’s a gorgeously festive blush colour. I set the table for brunch, added a jug of wildflowers, and tall champagne flutes, ready to receive an icy cascade of blush bubbles.

A birthday breakfast isn’t quite just that without all the trimmings. Beautiful slices of toasted sourdough bread, crispy streaks of bacon, slow-roasted cherry tomatoes and sunny side up eggs, topped with fresh garden thyme. Cheers indeed.

Tasting notes:  enticing salmon pink blush, welcoming aromas of Turkish delight, cinnamon and strawberry lead to a lively palate filled with enchanting flavours of fresh juicy strawberries, with hints of rose petals and candy floss, and a dry tingling finish.
In the vineyard:  grapes grown in Robertson Winery’s lime-rich soil produce elegant sparkling wines with finesse.
In the cellar:  the alcohol in these wines has been carefully removed to preserve the fruity aromas and vibrant flavours. 
Cellar door price:  approx. R55 a bottle. Available for purchase at the winery, online at https://shop.robertsonwinery.co.za/, and nationally at leading grocers and liquor retailers.

In conclusion

A festive celebration of Robertson’s harvest in a bottle, this non-alcoholic sparkling dry pink wine can be dressed up or down. Paired with brunch, it’s slightly more serious than when enjoyed poolside, and definitely more fun when dressed up for a night out. Whether you’re having breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or dessert, there’s always a space for pink bubbles, especially when it’s the responsible option.

Call it what you want, but Robertson Winery‘s non-alcoholic sparkling dry pink wine is everything but a buzzkill. More like a summer celebration fizz-chill.

Thank you, Robertson Winery, for giving us something this festive season to enjoy without worries; something beautiful to cheers and something delicious to share.

Fine print

Robertson Winery, 160km from Cape Town, is situated in the beautiful Robertson Wine Valley. The tasting room is open seven days a week.

  • Tel: 023 626-3059
  • Email: info@robertsonwinery.co.za
  • Website: https://www.robertsonwinery.co.za/
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  • Twitter: @RobertsonWinery
  • Instagram: @RobertsonWinery

Disclaimer: I was given this product(s) as part of a press drop in exchange for my honest and truthful opinion and review thereof. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are solely those of The Little Hedonist, given in good faith and in no way influenced by the company or its affiliates. All images, unless otherwise stated / credited, are also my own.

The Little Hedonist endorses responsible drinking.
Don’t drink and drive. Not for persons under 18.

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