Wine Maker Notes
Cabernet Sauvignon is fermented and aged in the traditional red wine method: fermentation in stainless steel cooperage on the skins at temperatures above 75 F (24 C). After fermentation, the wine is separated from the skins and a portion is moved into a combination of French and American oak barrels for extended aging. Just prior to bottling, the alcohol is gently removed by cold filtration.
ARIEL began to see tremendous growth in the early 90’s when celebrity chef Graham Kerr, star of the hit television cooking show The Galloping Gourmet, took notice of ARIEL and called it “remarkable… a wine of our time, a light-hearted celebration and a gracious gift of hospitality.”
After a long and fruitful relationship with Graham Kerr, ARIEL continued to see success. In the mid 90’s, articles began to appear in popular magazines hailing the health benefits of red wine for its source of polyphenols—powerful antioxidants long-believed to promote heart health and weight loss when consumed in moderate quantities daily. ARIEL non-alcoholic wines, also rich in polyphenols, became an ideal alternative for those who wanted to incorporate red wine into their diets for its health benefits, but did not desire to drink alcohol every day.
Serve with beef, lamb, and heavily sauced pasta dishes.