Their Absolute Zero Nectar has the tiniest hint of sweetness. Your first response upon tasting it would not be that it is sweet, because really it is not. The little bit of sugar in this sparkling wine just serves to deliver a pleasing roundness along with smooth honeyed, nougat notes on the palate. Served ice cold, it is truly delicious. I couldn’t get enough of it.
So, top marks for taste on these two. What about what’s in the bottle? Here is where Van Loveren really gets it, because they’ve put nutritional information on the back of the bottle. I am a major label reader. I like knowing the sodium, fat/carbohydrate etc. content of what I put in my mouth. Many non-alcoholic wines do NOT do this. So you may know that you are imbibing no alcohol, but what about the CARBS? If they don’t tell you, you can betcha that it has more than you want to be drinking.
Van Loveren’s Absolutely Zero Sparkling wine has 0% alcohol of course. But it also contains just 1.0g of sugar, 1.1g of carbs and 19kJ of energy per 100ml. That’s just brilliant for waistline watchers! And it’s what makes this sparkler one of my top personal picks for healthy sipping.
The Nectar also has 0% alcohol, but its slight edge of sweetness means you get 3,2g of sugar, 3,2g of carbs and 58kJ per 100ml. I like knowing stuff like this, it allows me to make informed decisions. The Nectar is just yummy and with numbers like these it’s still a great healthier choice.