Lautus, Latin for pure, elegant, and sumptuous, creates non-alcoholic wines out of lush vineyards in South Africa. An involved, traditional winemaking process precedes de-alcoholization, taking great care to ensure the wine is equally as complex and enjoyable as its alcoholic counterpart. The Lautus Savvy Red is a blend of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinotage harvested in the coastal region of South Africa. Certain grapes are picked early to provide optimal acidity, while the rest are harvested at their peak point of ripeness. The wine is then aged for 9-12 months in oak barrels before being twice passed through a gentle spinning cone technology: once to capture and preserve the wine’s aromas and flavours, and again to remove the alcohol content. With a classic, supple red-fruit palate upheld by fine tannins, this red is not too sweet and has a classic, vinous mouthfeel. It makes for an easy household red to keep on hand, a rich sangria base in the summer, and a lovely mulled wine for cooler days and cozy nights.