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Australian Winery Makes World's First Ever Naturally Purple Wine

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Australian Winery Makes World's First Ever Naturally Purple Wine

An Australian winery has managed to pull off something that's never been done before: a purple wine.

We're very well versed with the different shades of yellow, red and that delicious in between of rosé.

But we've never seen a shade of purple that looks fantastically drinkable.

Purple Reign Wine uses a blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc and infuse that with botanicals to get that incredible colour.

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Raw Vine Estate says the drop is 'enhanced with plant based natural antioxidants to minimise the use of sulphites and to create a unique new colour and vibrancy, this lush style wine exhibits a hint of grass and a touch of minerals'.

Credit: Purple Reign Wine/Instagram
Credit: Purple Reign Wine/Instagram

Not only is the shade of the wine perfect for your next Instagram shot, but it also could pay dividends for you the morning after a drinking session.

As the winery states, the natural wine has leant harder on botanicals instead of synthetic additives, like sulfites, meaning it could lessen a hangover.

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There's a theory that natural wines could assist you after chugging a few too many glasses because they have less acetaldehyde, which is a chemical that is broken down in your body after consuming alcohol.

A 2013 study by the University of Rome's Clinical Nutrition and Nutrigenomic Division of Medicine Faculty concluded this lower amount of acetaldehyde in the blood meant the liver had less work to do and could process toxins faster.

The purple wine was developed by Tim Macnamara's start-up Masstengo and Purple Reign has been around for the last two years.

Macnamara teamed up with Ross Stewart to find a new way to make wine and this delicious creation was born.

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Credit: Purple Reign Wine/Instagram
Credit: Purple Reign Wine/Instagram

Mr Stewart said, according to Perth Now, one customer even claimed knocking back this drop didn't induce his asthma like other wines.

"We've many similar stories from customers over the last two years. We believe using antioxidant rich compounds in winemaking could also translate to a clearer, less foggy head after drinking, compared to other wines," he said.

"We've also found that when our wines are stored correctly after opening, they stay fresh for longer than other wines, all by using natural means."

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If you're keen on giving it a go then it's available at independent retailers across the country.

Featured Image Credit: Purple Reign Wine/Instagram

Topics: Australia

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