Choosing a low-sugar lifestyle means making informed dietary decisions. Understanding the dry winemaking process can help wine lovers maintain their goals. Let's explore how dry winemaking creates wines with minimal sugar, contributing to a healthy selection.
Dry Winemaking in a Nutshell:
Dry winemaking produces wines with little residual sugar. During fermentation, yeasts convert grape sugars into alcohol, resulting in a drier taste profile (ie: less sweet). Careful yeast selection and extended fermentation further reduce sugar content. The result is a flavourful and low-sugar wine option.
Reduced Sugar Intake: Dry wines let you enjoy a glass without excessive sugar consumption. For example, a typical dry red wine may contain only 1 - 3 grams of sugar per 5-ounce serving, compared to 6-8 grams in a sweet red wine.
Dry wines have fewer carbs and calories, supporting weight management without sacrificing flavour. Dry wines maintain their depth and character, showcasing natural flavours and aromas due to the absence of residual sugar.
Versatile Food Pairing: Dry wines pair well with various dishes, such as grilled salmon, roasted chicken, and mushroom risotto. These culinary combinations enhance the flavours of both the wine and the food, creating a harmonious dining experience.
Conclusion: Dry wines offer a low-sugar alternative that brings both health benefits and enjoyment. When you order your wines ask us for "Extra Dry". As your craft winemakers, we have the flexibility to tailor the process and deliver wines with your desired level of dryness.
Cheers to making informed choices!
The Village Winemaker
* Please note that the opinions expressed are personal and not meant to be, or replace medical advice and information.