The Lyre’s Classico is not Prosecco. It is a Prosecco Inspired RTD. As they have just released a fancy 750ml bottle of the stuff, I thought it timely that I get around to sharing my thoughts on the product.
So unlike non-alcoholic sparkling wine that is made as a full strength wine and then the alcohol delicately removed, the Lyre’s Classico is a construct. A collection of ingredients bought together to simulate a prosecco experience. That is; carbonated water, sugar and non-alcoholic fermented grape juice concentrate (plus a few too many others to mention).
And to me, this tastes as fake as it sounds. Cloyingly sweet. Nose wrinkling sweet. There is a little bitterness in there which I do quite like but it’s certainly not enough to redeem it as an acceptable Prosecco replacement. To me this is giving sparkling grape juice vibes to the max.
I believe this was created to accompany the Lyre’s Italian Spritz in making an easy spritz cocktail option and maybe the Italian Spitz (the only Lyre’s product I’ve liked to date) is the only thing that could redeem the Classico.
If you want a great non-alcoholic Prosecco option, try the Plus & Minus Prosecco, it’s really really good. If you are wanting a wine that is single serve get Vinada’s Sparkling Chardonnay, it comes in a handy piccolo size.
Buy Again?: No
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|Cals per 100 ml||18 cal|
|Carbs per 100ml||3.9 g|
|Sugar per 100ml||3.9 g|
|Country of Origin||Australia|