The brand was created in 2019 when British entrepreneur Amanda Thomson launched Noughty Chardonnay, the first alcohol-free organic, vegan sparkling chardonnay with almost half the sugar content of traditional alcohol-free sparkling wines, carving out a new segment of the drinks market.
She has now produced an exciting new product, a red wine without the alcohol! So let’s welcome Noughty Rouge, dealcoholized red wine (less than 0.5% ABV).
This wine is produced with Syrah grapes from dryland farmed vineyards in Darling, South Africa and dealcoholized to 0.5% ABV using a gently spun cone technology under vacuum and at low temperature to ensure that the wine retains its distinctive body, colour and flavour.
I still don’t understand the technology behind dealcoholizing wine but it’s pretty impressive that this technology exists.
The wine is a deliciously well-balanced red wine that is deep ruby red in colour with hints of ripe red fruit, crushed black pepper, dried rose petal and candied cherries integrated with French oak tannins. The delicious red wine really does stand up against its alcoholic counterparts. My house mate and I enjoyed one of the bottles we were sent, while I gifted a second bottle to a pregnant friend. She’s a red wine drinker so was extremely happy to finally have a red to drink that’s non-alcoholic.
Founder, Amanda Thomson says:
People who care about their health and fitness are drinking less but are struggling to find quality red wine without the alcohol. They are looking for delicious alcohol-free options without compromising on flavour. Noughty Rouge will liberate red wine lovers from their limited options when they’re not drinking alcohol.
Thomson & Scott Noughty Dealcoholised Rouge costs £9.95 Single bottle (750ml) and £59.70 Case of 6 bottles (750ml).
Thomson & Scott is available at www.noughtyaf.com