Nozeco – alcohol free prosecco
This is one drink that seems to be doing the rounds at the moment – in fact, my sister told me to try it … so I did. I saw a bottle of Nozeco, an alcohol-free prosecco on the sheld at Sainsbury’s and decided to give it a go.
Although I have not tried as many, as say non-alcoholic beers, I have been very underwhelmed by the quality of alcohol-free wine I’ve reviewed. The only one I’ve actually enjoyed drinking was Cheatuea Del Ish so it was with some trepidation I popped the cork from this bottle.
Nozeco (previously called Noseco – yep all pun intended) is an alcohol-free alternative to a glass of Prosecco which is as you may know a sparkling dry white wine produced in Italy. I found it very tricky to find out info on this wine but did discover it is made by Les Grands Chais de France (who make a number of varieties from Rose, Bucks Fizz and a Bellini). They use de-alcoholised white wine, adding sugar and CO2 (along with natural flavourings) to recreate the classic bitter-sweet flavours of Prosecco.
So was this worthy of being popped at celebrations or another wine that is DFTS (destined for the sink)? Well, you’ll just need to read my review below to find out.
Is Nozeco any good?
Nozeco is actually a decent-tasting alcohol-free wine. Ok truth be told it doesn’t have that dry sharp back flavour you get with an alcoholic prosecco but it is still tasty with a nice level of carbonation. If anything Nozeco is more like a sparkling elderflower drink due to its sweetness and lack of bitterness.
Aroma & Appearance
Nozeco has a subtle prosecco aroma and you can pick out mellow fruit notes when you get your nose in there. In the glass, it does look like a Prosecco with that light wheat colour to it.
This alcohol-free prosecco will appeal to most drinkers as it is both vegan-friendly, gluten-free and also contains less than 0.5% alcohol. This drink is also one of the most accessible when it comes to high street supermarkets but surprisingly harder to find online.
Wise Bartender is a very well-respected alcohol-free retailer with a great selection of booze-free drinks and an easy-to-use site.
COST (at time of publication) – £4.99 a bottle
typical serving size – 100ml
Brewery – Les Grands Chais de France
Country – France
Alcohol content – <0.5%
Calories – 20
Ingredients – De-Alcoholised Wine (EU), Sugar, Carbon Dioxide, Acidifier: Citric Acid, Natural Flavouring, Preservatives: Potassium Sorbate & Sulphites
Vegan friendly? – yes
Gluten-free? – yes
Availability – easy / medium
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