Writing this Lautus Savvy Rose review I’m equal parts glad and sad that I have hit the bottom of my second bottle. It ticks many of the boxes for my tastebuds and gives me so many reasons to buy a third. But let’s dive into whether the non-alcoholic Lautus is a bottle for you and whether you should pick up your first.

The Lautus Savvy Rose scores a 7.6/10 due to its clean, crisp & quenching mineral profile that is strawberry led & backed by a body of red berries that carry through a mid-weighted body, before transitioning to a light tart & quenching finish. The Lautus Rose is a great option for those looking for a low sugar 0% rose.

Key Takeaways

Alcohol By Volume

< 0.5%

Style

Wine: Rose

Calories per 250ml serve

40 calories

Main Notes

Strawberries.

Cost

$19 – $21 / bottle.

Rating

7.6 / 10

Drink Again?

Yes

Where to Buy

AU

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Pros and Cons of Non-Alcoholic Rose

So you’re reaching for the South African made Lautus Rose that will help make the most of those never-ending spring and summer afternoons, so let’s chat through the pros and cons of non-alcoholic rose before we get started.

The major benefit of non-alcoholic rose is the nutrition profile. While sugar levels are typically similar across both alcoholic rose and non-alcoholic rose, calories are going to be significantly lower – even up to 135 calories lower per glass – when compared to traditional rose.

Jumping over to things to consider, we all know traditional rose packs some great alcoholic heat and mouth-filling depth. While on the other side of the coin, non-alcoholic options are lighter and softer in their mouthfeel which, for some drinkers may be, light and lacking in full weighted mouthfeel.

With the main pros and cons out of the way, let’s get into the taste profile and find out whether this is a wine for you!

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pouring glass of lautus non alcoholic rose into wine glass

What Does the Lautus Rose Taste Like

If you’re looking for a clean and fresh, berry-based non-alcoholic rose, welcome to the world of the non-alcoholic Lautus Savvy Rose. Crafted from predominantly Pinotage and, to a lesser extent, muscat grape varieties from the Western Cape in South Africa, let’s get into why I think you’re in for a treat!

With its soft and mineral-based profile, the Lautus Rose brings a great mix of strawberry and other summer berries to your glass all without the syrup like sugary profile.

When poured into your glass (run with a Bordeaux glass or a traditional red wine glass) you’re going to be treated to crisp and clean flavours that are built upon:

  • Great levels of strawberry sweetness to begin, this sets the scene for your taste buds perfectly.
  • Clean and crisp notes of strawberry and raspberry that pull right the way through a mid-weighted and soft body.
  • A lightly tart and acidic finish that balances out the taste profile and leaves you with a lingering profile of fresh berries.

Stacking this up against a range of other alcohol-free Rose options, this comes in at the dry end of the scale. But you should check out the other alternatives below for other options to try.

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What Other Options Can I Try?

So you’re thinking of trying the Lautus Savvy Rose and looking for a couple of other options to compare it against. I’m a big fan of the non-alcoholic rose movement and have been excited to see some high-quality options in the market.

Through my time pulling together the resources over on the Non-Alcoholic Drinks Podcast, YouTube Channel and right here on Tipple Zero, I’ve reviewed some brilliant options and below are a few you’re likely to enjoy:

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Who is the Lautus Savvy Rose for?

I’ve been drinking my way through, sharing and talking about the Lautus Rose for a little while now and the feedback I’ve been getting is that it will suit the traditional rose drinker given it is berry led profile that rolls right through the body.

Alternatively, if you’re a white wine drinker who prefers a soft and quenching wine this is going to be an option for you.

If you have tried any of the non-alcoholic rose options above, I would say the Lautus carries a mineral led profile similar to the Leitz Rose while having less sweetness.

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Lautus Savvy Rose Bottle in Hand

Lautus Savvy Rose Stockists.

The Lautus Non-Alcoholic Rose is one that you might overlook due to its understated yet sophisticated label whether you’re in-store or shopping away online – hopefully, the review above has sparked your interest and you’re up for a bottle or two!

Let’s get a bottle in your hand and some rose in your glass from some of the retailers below like Craft Zero, Brunswick Aces and Dan Murphy’s. If you’re located outside of Australia, I’ll keep hunting for stockists for you!

Country Retailer
Australia

Amazon

Craft Zero

Dan Murphy’s

Brunswick Aces

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Lautus Rose Calories

Lautus say the serving size of their non-alcoholic rose is 250ml, which is around 100ml larger than other non-alcoholic wine options I’ve reviewed. With this in mind, lets looks at the calories in both a single-serve and a standard per 100ml basis.

The Lautus Rose contains 40 calories per 250ml serve which contains 5 grams of sugar and 10 grams of carbohydrate in each glass. Coming back to a per 100ml basis, the Lautus Rose contains 16 calories, 2 grams of sugar and 4 grams of total carbohydrate.

The full break-down is below in the detailed nutritional table.

Avg Quantity
Per Serving (250ml)

Avg Quantity
Per 100ml

Energy

170 kJ
40 Cal

68 kJ
16 Cal

Protein

< 0.2 g

< 0.1 g

Fat, total

< 0.2 g

< 0.1 g

— saturated

< 0.2 g

< 0.1 g

Carbohydrate

10 g

4 g

— sugars

5 g

2 g

Sodium

40 mg

16 mg

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Lautus Non Alcoholic RoseNutritional Information

Lautus Savvy Rose Rating?

Okay so you know all there is to know about the Lautus Rose, I’ll run you through my thinking of how I landed at the score of 7.6 / 10. If you’re new to Tipple Zero (first, welcome!) it is important to know that I love a dry wine and I’m becoming more and more fond of mineral-based lighter wines.

With all this in mind, the Lautus is an up and comer for me and I am really enjoying the way the mineral profile crisps up the fresh fruity flavours that you get through each mouthful.

I have a feeling you’re going to love the fact this is clean and fresh and more dry than sweet and I can’t wait to hear whether this suits your tastebuds.

Below are the ratings I’ve put together for this wine, so have a run through and let me know where it lands for you!

 

Flavour/Taste (40%)

Body (40%)

Nutrition (10%)

Drinkability (10%)

Total (100%)

RAW7.579932.5/40
ADJUSTED32.8.9.97.6/10

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The Round-Up: Final Thoughts

Non-alcoholic rose is really winning at the moment, there are so many great options in the category (see the other options above) and the Lautus adds to the array of great alternatives in the market.

The strawberries, raspberries and quenching finish are the standouts for me, and I’d recommend anyone who wants a balanced rose without the sweetness to give this a go.

So get yourself a bottle and try what the South African team of Lautus have managed to pull together in the Savvy Rose, I’ll drop some links below and keep adding to it as more vendors come online.

Country

Retailer

Australia

Amazon

Craft Zero

Dan Murphy’s

Brunswick Aces

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Lautus Savvy Rose label close up

 

by Jonathan Lambrianidis

Non-alcoholic drinks writer and podcaster, beer brewing and winemaking side-kick, lawyer and cyclist. Owner of Tipplezero.com and the Non-Alcoholic Drinks Podcast.