We are delighted to introduce Philippe Carreterro’s Organic Sparkling Grape Juice to the UK for the first time. This is an up market, delicious juice made from the same grapes that go into Philippe’s Chateau Rioublanc Clarets, Roses and Cremants. A natural juice, Rioublanc’s sparkling grape juice contains no additives.
Chateau Rioublanc is certified ‘Agriculture Biologique,’ ‘Ecocert’ and ‘EU Organic’ which means that their wines are made from organically grown grapes and that no chemical weed killers, pesticides, fertilizers or fungicides are used on their crop. In fact, the vines at Rioublanc have not been fed chemical fertilizer for at least 20 years. Located in Saint Ciers d’Abzac, not far from Pomerol and Saint Emilion, Chateau Rioublanc takes its name from the little streams that crisscross the plateau (‘riou’ is the Occitan word for stream and ‘blanc’ refers to the white limestone soil).
With no alcohol content, it is the perfect drink the whole family can enjoy. Non alcoholic grape juice is also great for the designated drivers and non-drinkers at parties and weddings. Suitable for vegans and vegetarians and has lots of health benefits. It is packed with goodness and contains vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, K1 and PP. Rioublanc’s grape juice is rich in antioxidants: polyphenols that protect the arteries and the brain. It is also rich in trace elements, including magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, iron, copper, zinc, manganese, selenium and calcium.
Philippe uses the same technique to produce his grape juice as his Roses and Rose Cremants: the saignee method. This allows the extraction of polyphenols and aromatic compounds that will ensure the richness of the grape juice. The juice is further cooled to prevent fermentation at 0°C for a week. It is then filtered, carbonated, bottled and pasteurized at 70°C to prevent fermentation.