Making satisfying nonalcoholic wine appears to be a greater challenge than producing good wine with alcohol. A winner in this rapidly growing category is the new sparkling nonalcoholic rosé, Spring in a Bottle, that Wölffer Estate in Sagaponack, N.Y., introduced last month. It’s made in Germany from organic pinot noir, merlot and St. Laurent grapes in partnership with the Strauch Distillery in Rheinhessen. The pink wine, with nice carbonation and a delicately floral bouquet has the flavor of white peaches: rich, tart, nicely fruity but not sweet. Wine drinkers will not miss the alcohol.
Wölffer Estate – Spring in a Bottle: $18 for 750 milliliters, wolffer.com.