Here’s another non-alcoholic wine that again showcases how sparkling options outperform still wines in this category. Oddbird’s nonvintage Blanc de Blancs is made in Germany, but it starts in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in France. Blanc de Blancs is made from chardonnay and colombard and is matured for 12 months “before being gently liberated from alcohol.”
As with other NA sparklers, this comes across immediately as fully authentic — perhaps a touch sweet, but otherwise on point. Highlights of lemon and pineapple give the moderately fizzy body — albeit one that fades fairly quickly — a festive quality, with green apples and a pinch of nutmeg compose the core. I would doubt most drinkers would recognize this as a non-alcoholic product. Again, the carbonation seems to be key.
A- / $25 / oddbird.com