This is a delicious alcohol-free, organic, vegan, low-calorie sparkling Chardonnay. Noughty was launched in 2019 and shook up the global wine industry. Their aim is to revolutionise non-alcoholic wine drinking with a premium portfolio of sparking and still dealcoholized wines. And producers Thomson & Scott are a Certified B-Corporation too, demonstrating they are a business which is a force for good.
Elegant pale colour with a crisp and ripe apple nose. Beautifully balanced with a touch of sweetness undercut with just the right amount of acidity.
Noughty is the perfect alcohol-free alternative to Champagne or wine as an aperitif alongside party nibbles and equally at home with truffle risotto or spiced food like any good Champagne.
About the winemaker
Amanda Thomson, CEO and Founder of B Corp Certified Thomson & Scott, was voted one of Business Insider’s Coolest People in Food & Drink.
Thomson launched game-changing Noughty - the first top quality organic, vegan, halal non-alcoholic, low sugar sparkling wine in 2019.
Raised on a plant-based, no sugar diet by her health-conscious mother, Thomson was formerly an Arts Broadcaster at the BBC.
Thomson moved her young family to Paris and studied for her Diploma in Wine at the renowned Le Cordon Bleu School where she was Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 and an EY Winning Woman.
Thomson is a founding board member of ANBA, the Non Alcoholic Beverage Association in the US and Vice Chair of the Trade Association in the UK/EU.
Thomson is also now a Department of International Trade Export Champion.
Sustainability Rating - 2* - Good Overall Practice
Thomson & Scott are a certified B-Corp business, meaning they are a committed to high standards of verified performance, accountability, and transparency on factors from employee benefits and charitable giving to supply chain practices and input materials.
They work with two separate family-run wineries – one in Germany and one in South Africa. The German winery sources organic grapes from Spain, uses renewable energy and is in the process of installing new steam generators and energy systems. In South Africa, for irrigation, the vineyard aims to use as much natural water reserves as possible, and the winery is involved in local social initiatives in community and offers employee ownership opportunities. All packaging uses recyclable components as far as possible. Although Thomson & Scott are yet to calculate their end-to-end carbon footprint, they are working with Tree Points and for every bottle sold they make a donation for the planting of trees to offset carbon. 10,000 trees have been planted to-date.
The full low-down:
||Sandy and calcareous vineyards located in southern Spain
||Noughty Organic Sparkling Chardonnay
||Traditional winemaking in stainless steel vats for a further de- alcoholisation by vacuum distillation with aroma recovery. The wine is then lightly carbonated.
||Organic, Vegan, Halal
||Residual Sugar: 2.9g/100ml, Kcal: 14/100ml