Cupcake Vineyards has announced the launch of Cupcake LightHearted, the brand’s newest addition to its lineup of California wines.
Cupcake LightHearted has only 80 calories, and less than 1 gram of sugar per 5-oz. serving. The wines are 8% ABV, vegan, gluten-free and low carb.
“I created Cupcake LightHearted after realizing there wasn’t a lower-calorie and lower-alcohol wine option on the market that was delicious and complemented my active lifestyle,” says Jessica Tomei, winemaker for Cupcake Vineyards. “I’m an avid runner, and some days I want something that’s lower in calories and alcohol but doesn’t sacrifice flavor. Cupcake LightHearted checks all the boxes.”
Cupcake LightHearted is available in four varietals: chardonnay, pinot grigio, rosé and pinot noir. Company-provided tasting notes include:
- Chardonnay: Medium-bodied with flavors of pineapple and ripe pear. A portion of the wine was aged on oak to impart notes of toasted oak and vanilla on the finish. Per 5fl.oz.: Calories 77, Sugar 0.5g, Carbohydrates 3.5g
- Pinot Grigio: Citrus aromatics that lead into bright, crisp flavors of lemon and honey crisp apples. The finish has hints of white nectarine and apricot. Per 5fl.oz.: Calories 76, Sugar 0.8g, Carbohydrates 3.5g
- Rosé: Blush in color, with notes of grapefruit and bright watermelon. Hints of peach and honeysuckle. Per 5fl.oz.: Calories 78, Sugar .6g, Carbohydrates 3.7g
- Pinot Noir: Light in body, with juicy fruit flavors of strawberry and plum that mix with notes of cherry and vanilla. Per 5fl.oz.: Calories 78, Sugar 0.5g, Carbohydrates 4.5g
Cupcake LightHearted is available nationwide in 750-ml. bottles with an SRP of $9.99 each.