Connoisseurs value the excellent taste, the freshness and the delicate perlage of Rotkäppchen-Mumm sparkling wine. The distinctive character remains a prominent feature of the non-alcoholic alternative.
Producing sparkling wine of excellent quality has always been a priority for Rotkäppchen-Mumm. This includes using the most advanced processes and technologies. Thus, Rotkäppchen-Mumm, a traditional producer of sparkling wine, invested in cutting edge technology to remove the alcohol from some of their sparkling wines. The new process is based on the highly advanced spinning cone technology, which is unique in the German sparkling wine industry. The extremely gentle method that removes the alcohol preserves the sensual pleasure and the authentic taste of the sparkling wine – the only thing missing is the alcohol. By using the world’s most innovative equipment, Rotkäppchen-Mumm is able to reduce the alcohol content to less than 0.5 Vol.%.
The process uses the vacuum-steam distillation method. It takes advantage of the fact that alcohol evaporates under vacuum when the temperature exceeds 35° Celsius. Using lower temperatures protects the delicate bouquet so that the typical taste of fine wine is preserved. The natural bouquet of the wine remains unchanged throughout the process. The result: A sparkling non-alcoholic drink whose quality speaks for itself.
The process can be divided into three major steps: The starting point is a cuvee made from selected wines. In the spinning cone column, consisting of about 40 stainless steel cones, half of which are spinning, the wine’s temperature is carefully increased under a vacuum. An ultra-thin, vapor-like layer of liquid forms on the cones. From this layer, the volatile components, that give the sparkling wine its unique taste, also known as bouquet, are carefully separated. They are collected and stored separately in a protective reservoir.
In a second step, the alcohol is removed from the sparkling wine by letting it vaporize completely under vacuum. What remains is alcohol-free wine to which the bouquet is added again. The last step before the wine is bottled entails harmonizing the product by adding the expedition liquor (liqueur d’expédition). The expedition liquor contributes to the creation of the desired sophisticated taste.
The art of producing an excellent sparkling wine is based on the selection of the cuvee and on the successful blend of technology and artisan tradition. This is where the decade-long experience of the experts at Rotkäppchen-Mumm comes into play. The combination of all these factors ensures that the customer can enjoy the high quality sparkling wine without any alcohol.