nosecco spumante review

Alcohol-Free Spumante Nosecco Review [AF Sparkling Wine]

The Alcohol-Free Spumante, Nosecco hails from France rather than from Italy as the name may suggest.   This non-alcoholic sparkling wine alternative to Prosecco has the same pale gold colour and fizz that you’d expect in other sparkling wine.   This 0.5% ABV alcohol-free Prosecco is an excellent alternative to full alcohol sparkling wine.  You can expect looks the same as sparkling wine, a slight sweetness, but overall it’s a great alternative to drinking alcoholic fizz.  Our Alcohol-Free Spumante Nosecco review covers the ingredients, tasting notes and more details on this interesting addition to alcohol-free fizz. 

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Now let us be clear, this is NOT an alcohol-free Prosecco.  For a start, for a drink to be considered a “Prosecco it must be made primarily from the Glera grape, it must come from a specified grape-growing area in North-East Italy and it must adhere to strict labelling requirements.  Nosecco is from France and has never claimed these things.   

Nosecco comes from the south-west of France and is produced by GCF – Le Grands Chais de France, the leading privately-owned winemakers in France (according to them) – you might know them better as the owner of the brand, JP Chenet. Nosecco comes in a sparkling-wine style bottle and weighs in at 0.5% ABV.

What does Nosecco Prosecco Sparkling Wine taste like?

It looks like a bottle of sparkling wine and you’d be forgiven for expecting a prosecco with this alcohol-free sparkling wine alternative toting the name “Nosecco”.  The caged cork pops out with the sound of a bottle of sparkling wine opening and yes, it pours like a sparkling wine.  It looks like a sparkling wine.  It’s almost elegant, pale yellow, with plenty of bubbles.   However, there’s virtually nothing on the nose, apart from the bubbles that go up it.

But that’s where the similarity with sparkling wine ends.  If it’s a similar taste to sparkling wine that you’re expecting then you won’t get it here.  This is definitely a slightly sweet sparkling grape juice.   I can’t claim to be a prosecco fan (I’m more of a Cava drinker), which I find to be slightly on the sweet side, but even so, the presentation of this had me expecting to taste Prosecco.

This isn’t a bad drink.  Far from it.  It’s pleasant, celebratory, sweet, but not too much.  It’s fruity, somewhat elderflowery with a little acidity too.  It feels, though, a little lacking.    It does, in its favour, contain significantly fewer calories than Prosecco.  (496 calories in a bottle of Prosecco compared to 210 in a bottle of Nosecco).

What does Nosecco Spumante Alcohol Free look like?

Nosecco looks the part.  It pours from a dark green curved bottle with a cork and a cage.  It’s pale yellow, elegant looking.  You can’t tell from looks that it is non-alcoholic.

Nosecco spumante bottle and glasses

Ingredients in Nosecco Prosecco Sparkling Wine

Nosecco contains de-Alcoholised White Wine, Sugar, an Acidifier: Citric Acid E330, Flavour, Carbon Dioxide, Preservatives: Potassium Sorbate E202 and Sulphur Dioxide E220.  So it starts as wine, that is then removed.

How is Nosecco Alcohol-Free Sparkling Wine made?

After the underlying wine is made, it is then de-alcoholised at 29 degrees in a vacuum environment at which point sugar and citric acid are added.

Best Type of Glass to Drink Sparkling Wine From

There are different schools of thought on the best glasses to drink sparkling wine from.  Choices range from coups to flutes to tulips.  We prefer a flute for style, but a tulip glass – with a round shape and a narrow base helps with bubble formation. 

This flute is classic and works really well. > buy it now.

Nutritional Info for Nosecco Prosecco Per 100ml

  • Energy (kcal) 28kcal
  • Fat <0.5g
  • Carbohydrate 7g
  • Sugars 7g
  • Protein <0.5g
  • Salt <0.01g/litre

Vital Statistics of Nosecco Spumante Sparkling Alcohol-Free

  • Name:  Nosecco
  • Style of Wine:   Sparkling Wine
  • Winemaker:  GCF
  • Alcohol Content: 0.5% ABV
  • Nosecco Ingredients:    De-Alcoholised White Wine, Sugar, Acidifier: Citric Acid E330, Flavour, Carbon Dioxide, Preservatives: Potassium Sorbate E202, Sulphur Dioxide E220
  • Country of Origin:  France
  • Dispensed In:  750ml bottles
  • Calories per can/bottle: 210 Kcal

Where to Buy Nosecco Prosecco From (in the UK): 

  • Amazon
  • Tesco
  • Morrisons
  • Sainsbury
  • Asda

FAQs on Nosecco

Got questions about Nosecco? Or want to know something specific about this type of wine and we haven’t answered your questions?  Check out our frequently asked questions about Nosecco Sparkling Alcohol-free Wine below, or ask us yours in the comments.

Is there any alcohol in Nosecco?

Nosecco contains 0.5% ABV, which is classified in Europe, its place of manufacture as alcohol-free. So the answer is yes, but a tiny amount (less than some foods and fruits contains!) – read about the definitions of alcohol-free here)

Is Nosecco any good?

Nosecco is an alternative to alcoholic sparkling wine. It looks like sparkling wine, it comes in a bottle that looks like sparkling wine, but we don’t think it tastes like sparkling wine.

Is there non-alcoholic Prosecco?

We are not aware of non-alcoholic Prosecco. Prosecco wine has strict regulations as to where it can be made and with what. Nosecco is an alcohol-free sparkling wine that looks similar to Prosecco but is not.

Does Nosecco taste like Prosecco?

Nosecco might look like impressively like Prosecco, but it doesn’t taste like Prosecco. Nosecco has a refreshing, bubbly sparkling elderflower like taste.

Other AF Sparkling Wines similar to Nosecco Prosecco

If Nosecco is to your taste and you like sparkling wine, then you may also like…

  • McGuigan’s Zero Sparkling Wine (more like a dry sparkling wine than Nosecco)
  • Tesco Low Alcohol Sparkling Wine (more like a Prosecco than Nosecco)
  • Freixenet 0% Alcohol-Free Sparkling Wine
  • Belle & Co Sparkling Wine

These are other alcohol-free sparkling wines and tastes that we have also enjoyed. 

Final Words on the Alcohol-Free Spumante Nosecco Review

Nosecco looks the part.  It comes in a curvy sparkling wine like bottle.  It has a caged cork, which pops nicely when you open it. It pours like sparkling wine and it doesn’t taste unpleasant.  At 0.5% ABV, this French alcohol-free sparkling-wine is quite easy to enjoy without a hangover and its very obviously not alcoholic.

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