Top 10 low-calorie wine brands10th April, 2013 by Patrick Schmitt
9 Lower alcohol Marlborough Sauvignon – average 90 calories (148ml)
As the UK’s best selling variety, it is perhaps no surprise that Sauvignon Blanc has been the focus of vinous innovation in recent history.
And along with sparkling variants from Marlborough – source of the world’s most pungent Sauvignon – come lower-alcohol wines.
First to the market was Forrest Winery, but others have now followed, creating a whole category of lower-alcohol Marlborough “Savvies”.
Two notable lauches are “First Pick” – a 9% abv offering from Constellation-owned Kim Crawford – and the 9% “Bella” Sauvignon Blanc from Invivo Wines (pictured).
For the future, Marlborough Sauvignon brand leader Brancott Estate is bringing the lower alcohol “Flight” to the UK later this year, although the range extension is already available in New Zealand.
The wines contain an average of 90 calories per 148ml/5 ounce serve.