Dry and sophisticated
Just launched from Lyre’s, this is a properly grown-up addition to the no alcohol sparkling world. It starts with burst of peach and delivers a delightful dry, bubbly swig, perfectly balanced and packed with flavours of peach and apple. The finish is almost mineral and so good that when my wife found me tasting this at 9am, I gave her a kiss and she immediately said “you’ve been drinking”. Which was true, up to a point.
I think the secret here is that Lyre’s have copied Belle&Co and taken the interesting step of making their drink from fermented grape juice using a selection of bacteria and yeast that produces only minimal alcohol. This is the same approach that is taken in making a kombucha, and indeed, ginger beer. The beauty of this is that it produces some of the flavours that we expect from a fermented wine but without then degrading those flavours by having to remove the alcohol.
The result is a drink with real depth. The only drawback is the price – pay £9 for this or around £3 to £4 for some of the simpler products such as Asda’s Sparkling Sauvignons Blanc or Nozeco – especially if you’re going to mix the sparkling with something else.
Our award winning Classico has been impossibly crafted with flavours that are distinct & contemporary. Classico doesn’t just mimic an Italian Sparkling, it stands alone as a premium non alcoholic celebration in a bottle.
Bouquet: lightly coloured. alluring, lifted lime with notes of fresh peach and granny smith apple skin on the nose. An appealing floral and musk tones adding complexity and inviting you to taste
To Taste: Generous aromatics continue in the glass, classic green apple tartness followed by a soft richness of pear, peach and red apple on the palate to taste. Chalky fine acids are present to clean the palate and get you ready for the next glass.
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