The V.no range of non-alcoholic wines are a product of the South Australian Patritti Family Winery (est 1926). I only found this out from someone who told me they stop at the winery and top up on V.no every time they drive to Adelaide. The concept of buying non-alcoholic wine from a cellar door sounds totally lovely, quaint and a little like the good old days. Imagine being able to one day go on a non-alcoholic wine tour! Gosh I used to love a wine tour. Anyhow, I digress.
So this alcohol free red wine comes from an award winning family winery with history and presumably some good wine making chops. Does that convert to making a successful alcohol removed wine?
The smell? Not so flash. A little vinegary and off. It’s certainly not screaming ‘pour me down your throat woman!’.
The taste? Better than the smell, but not by much. She’s thin, sweet and little funky. There’s not an awful lot in terms of mouth feel, a little dry but no depth of flavour. They recommend serving chilled which may make it a little better but chilled red wine seems counter productive to me; it’s not a concept I’ve been able to get behind.
If you like your red chilled, light and refreshing then this could be the drop for you. Just not for me.
*There are some GOOD alcohol free reds. Don’t believe me? Read my Red Wine blog here.
P.S. Just remembered I have some oranges so may make a sangria rather than tip it out!
Buy Again?: No
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Note: This product emulates alcohol and could be triggering so please be careful!
|Cals per 100ml||27 cal|
|Carbs per 100ml||6.4 g|
|Sugar per 100ml||4 g|
|Country of Origin||Australia|