This NON wine review of flavour 3 (Toasted Cinnamon & Yuzu) explores one of Australia’s best non-alcoholic drinks. Learn about the flavour, serving suggestions and where you can get this absolutely delicious non-alcoholic wine alternative.
It’s safe to say most people know how it feels to overindulge in the drink. Whether it’s the next-day headaches, tiredness or even bloating, it’s no secret: the other side of a night of revelry can be pretty rotten!
That’s where NON 3 shines. This fresh and fragrant drink is the non-alcoholic answer to wine. Brewed from scratch using premium ingredients, it carries all the bouquet of a sparkling wine and the depth of flavour of a zesty orange wine. If you're looking to cut down on your drinking, NON might just be the perfect answer.
About NON 3
Like every product in the NON series, NON 3 is one of NON’s wine alternatives and is a masterclass in complexity and balance, without the alcohol. Brewed with a combination of Japanese yuzu and orange, NON 3 is a fragrant medley of citrus with a bright palate and dry, uplifting finish.
This deliciously refreshing non-alcoholic beverage is a brilliant booze-free aperitivo whether you’re enjoying a dry January or just looking for a healthier alternative.
About the maker
NON is in the business of reshaping the beverage world. This thoughtful and celebrated producer of refreshment wants to give you something else to reach for when the vibe is high and the drinks are flowing. Its intriguing and delightful creations are every bit as complex and carefully crafted as a chardonnay, with all the crispness of a toasty apple cider and the richness and mouthfeel of a chardonnay.
You get the idea. Whether you’re a wine drinker taking a break, or alcohol’s not for you, NON brews something you’ll want in your glass.
How does NON 3 toasted cinnamon & yuzu taste?
The first thing you notice about this delicious wine alternative is its delicate pale colouring. This carries through at all stages of the experience, with a subtle balance of citrus flowers and a waft of riesling-like acidity on the nose.
Of course, on the palate, NON’s delicious wine alternative comes through with the goods. The combination of Japanese yuzu and Valencia orange hits first, with a jube sweetness, nicely balanced by tart lemon rind. The rich toasted cinnamon comes through next, giving a warmth and mouthfeel surprising in a citrus-driven drop. A subtle salinity works to tie the whole concoction together, both elevating the flavours and bringing a refreshing broadness to every sip.
And with a vanishing finish, you’ll be throwing this one back in no time.
How to drink it
On the beach with your feet in the sand, chilled in the glass while you’re chilling in the sun.
Jokes aside, NON 3 is the perfect warm-weather quaff. Serve it mildly cold (~10℃) in a coupe or wine glass with a sliced strawberry on the side, or in a highball over ice with a cinnamon quill.
If you’re serving NON 3 like a wine alternative, you’ll get to appreciate a deepening palate and bracing acidity as a touch of temperature gradually gets into the glass. Alternatively, serving it over ice will keep it fresh, frosty and slightly diluted which will soften the tartness just a touch.
As opposed to other non-alcoholic wines, NON 3 keeps the flavours unique and complex making it one of the best non-alcoholic wine alternatives in Australia.
Pair it with…
- Seafood, including fresh prawns, oysters or sashimi.
- Cured meats like prosciutto, capocollo and bresaola
- Rich roasted vegetables, including eggplant, capsicum
- Antipasti like olives, cheese and sundried tomatoes
- Sweet fruit and desserts
Where to get it
NON 3 is available at specialty wine cellars, including P&V Wine and Liquor, The Wine Collective and many high-end restaurants.
If you’re hoping for a non-alcoholic wine delivery, order straight from the brand at non.world for free delivery on orders over $75.
This NON wine review only covers flavour 3, but there are several other amazing flavours to choose from. Whether you prefer earthy, fruity or acidic beverages NON has a wine alternative for you. Watch this space for more reviews!
NON contains zero alcohol, so yes, it's suitable for kids. However, NON is not what they may be familiar with in terms of flavour - it's much more complex than your average fruit juice, so kids may be surprised by the unique flavours.
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