I wanted SO BAD to love this non-alcoholic sparkling wine. If nothing but for the extremely low sugar content. I really do love the Almost Zero Merlot that’s made by the same family winery in South Africa. And it’s sooo nearly there. But it’s not quite nailing it for me.
I was first struck by a slightly ‘grapey’ flavour (the fake kind) that has calmed down now I’ve had the bottle open a little while. Still, I find it not quite as balanced as what I like. It tips a little too hard in the acidic direction for me (and that’s saying something, because acid tongue I am!). It’s certainly dry, so what the label says is correct. It’s not sweet. Which is a big tick. It’s really just a bit too tart. And dare I say it, lacking in complexity.
There are also no ingredients on the bottle which always make me a little nervous! I do like to know what’s in my glass. It is vegan friendly, incredibly low cal and low sugar.
But with Noughty & Vinada at the same price point I will be sticking with them!
Buy Again?: Not for me
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(a nice way to offset your shipping).
Note: This product emulates alcohol and could be triggering so please be careful!
|Cals per 100ml||14 cal|
|Carbs per 100ml||3.2g|
|Sugar per 100ml||1.3g|
|Country of Origin||South Africa|