Our Honest Freixenet 0.0 Review (Alcohol-Free Sparkling Wine)

January 29, 2024
By: Chrystabelle

About the Author

Chrystabelle is a non-alcoholic drinks expert who has tasted and reviewed hundreds of non-alcoholic beers, non-alcoholic wines, hop water, and non-alcoholic spirits. Her journey to being sober curious and discovering non-alcoholic options began when she realized she had a tendency to binge drink. Reach her at chrystabelle@oneclubsober.com.

We decided to welcome the new year by popping a bottle of Freixenet 0.0 Alcohol-Free Sparkling while watching the fireworks from our window—how fancy!

The non-alcoholic wine we chose for NYE is Freixenet (pronounced ‘fresh-eh-net’) from Catalunya, Spain, widely known as one of the top sellers in the alcoholic sparkling wine market.

This brand is renowned for producing Cava, a Spanish sparkling wine made using the same method as Champagne but with different grapes.

Read on for our full tasting notes of Freixenet 0.0 Sparkling wine.

Freixenet 0.0 Alcohol Free Sparkling

A Quick Look At Freixenet 0.0

Freixenet 0% Alcohol-Free Sparkling was launched in 2011 after two years of technical and market research, along with numerous wine-making trials.

Since its launch, Freixenet has updated the packaging and reduced the sugar level, transforming it into a low-calorie non-alcoholic wine.

This non-alcoholic sparkling wine is produced using the traditional wine-making process. The grapes undergo fermentation until the alcohol is produced, resulting in an alcoholic sparkling wine.

To convert it into a non-alcoholic wine, Freixenet employs vacuum distillation at a low temperature to remove the alcohol while preserving the wine’s characteristics.

Holding a glass of Freixenet 0.0 alcohol free sparkling

Freixenet 0.0 Review


Kudos to Freixenet for crafting a bottle packaging that exudes the same level of style as any alcoholic sparkling wine.

Since year-end countdowns are invariably marked by the popping of the cork, being able to pop the cork off the Freixenet 0.0 truly provided an authentic celebratory experience and a festive feeling.

The Freixenet 0.0 Alcohol-Free Sparkling pours a light pale yellow with an abundance of fizzy bubbles. The bubbles emerge robustly and dissipate after approximately 20 seconds.


On the nose, there is a subtle hint of sour grapes and citrus notes, as I expected from a sparkling wine.

That said, I thought the aroma is unremarkable, given its very mild nose.

Freixenet 0.0 looks


This sparkling wine is light, sour, and tart, featuring notes of sour citrus and a hint of sweetness. If you’re not a fan of dry and tart wines, this might be too sour for your liking.

Initially, we found it a bit too tart, but we grew to like it after a while and certainly didn’t have any trouble finishing off the bottle.


Freixenet 0.0 has a strong carbonation, and this bubbly wine has lots of heavy, fizzy bubbles for a NA sparkling wine.

The finish is dry, leaving behind a lingering sourness reminiscent of unripe grapes that lingers on your tongue.

I quite enjoyed it, but as a fan of sweeter wines, I felt that Freixenet 0.0 was a tad too sour for my liking.

According to Freixenet’s website, this sparkling pairs well with appetizers, grilled goat cheese salad, sushi, or fried chicken wings with chips. I can see how the sour acidic taste would complement these food selections.

Freixenet 0.0 alcohol free sparkling on table

Final Verdict Of Freixenet 0.0 Alcohol-Free Sparkling

Audrey lived in France for a few years and drank some pretty amazing champagnes there, so she is kind of picky when it comes to sparkling wines.

With that in mind, we thought this non-alcoholic cava was…interesting. Would it hold up against another alcoholic sparking wine? Absolutely not.

But I think that’s something you have to keep reminding yourself of when you’re drinking NA alternatives. They’re never going to be as good as the “real thing,” so it’s best to stop comparing them.

Rather, do your best to judge the drink for what it is, rather than what it’s trying to replace (I know, easier said than done).

So, this wouldn’t be our first choice but it’s a fun alternative when you’ve got something to celebrate.

What We Loved About It:

  • It is a good option for non-alcoholic wine when we crave a fizzy and fruity sparkling experience.
  • We appreciate that the bottle comes with a cork that we can pop, just like with real sparkling wine.
  • The lively fizziness from the bubbles reminds us of regular sparkling wine.

What We Did Not Like:

  • It leans heavily on sour and tart notes, so if you have a sweet tooth like me, you might find it too sour for your liking.

Where to buy Freixenet 0.0 Alcohol-Free Sparkling

If you’re in the US, you can order it from Amazon US.

If you’re in the UK, you can find Freixenet 0.0 in larger Tesco, Sainsbury’s, and ASDA branches.

Pouring Freixenet 0.0

Freixenet 0.0 Alcohol-Free Sparkling Ingredients

Freixenet 0.0 is made from de-alcoholized wine (90%), Rectified Grape Must Concentrate (10%), Carbon Dioxide, Sulphur Dioxide as an antioxidant, Potassium Sorbate and Dimethyl Dicarbonate as preservatives, Gum Arabic as a stabilizer, and flavoring.

Rectified Grape Must Concentrate is simply grape juice that is added for its natural sweetness without changing the flavor profile and color of the wine.

Freixenet 0.0 does contain Sulphites in its ingredients, and the vague “flavoring” is likely to be a chemical concoction to improve the taste profile after removing the alcohol.

Freixenet 0.0 Alcohol-Free Sparkling Calories

This is Freixenet’s relaunched low-in-calories version of the original non-alcoholic sparkling.

At 19 kcal per 100ml or 142.50 kcal, if you drink the whole bottle, it’s definitely a low-calorie drink.

 Avg Quantity Per 100ml
Energy19 kcal
– Saturated Fat0g
– Sugar3.8g
Salt< 0.1g

Freixenet 0.0 calories

Other key FAQs about Freixenet 0.0

Is Freixenet 0.0 alcohol-free?

Freixenet 0.0 is considered alcohol free, since it contains less than 0.05% ethanol, which is significantly less alcohol content than orange juice or banana.

Related: 0.0% & 0.5% ABV: What Is Considered Non-Alcoholic?

Is Freixenet 0.0 vegan?

According to Freixenet, Freixenet 0.0 is vegan and there is a vegan label on the bottle.

Is Freixenet 0.0 gluten free?

Yes, Freixenet 0.0 is gluten-free since no grains are used.

We hope you enjoyed this Freixenet 0.0 review. For more non-alcoholic wine reviews, check below:

This alcohol free sparkling wine is a great option for celebrating life's special moments.

About the Author

Chrystabelle is a non-alcoholic drinks expert who has tasted and reviewed hundreds of non-alcoholic beers, non-alcoholic wines, hop water, and non-alcoholic spirits. Her journey to being sober curious and discovering non-alcoholic options began when she realized she had a tendency to binge drink. Reach her at chrystabelle@oneclubsober.com.


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