As you’d imagine from its name, Thomson & Scott Skinny Prosecco has cut sugar unnecessary from the production process. It contains 7g of sugar per litre instead of the traditional 12-15g.
Thomson & Scott was set up by former BBC broadcaster Amanda Thomson, who was raised by her mother on a sugar-free diet. She says: “My mother thought sugar was the devil. It turns out – she was right.” As a result, she produced a top-quality Prosecco that didn’t have to rely on masking cheap grapes with high sugar levels. Bubbles hitting your lips no longer means a lifetime on the hips!
Thomson & Scott Skinny Prosecco is vegan certified. This means that no animal-based products are used during the production process, including during the filtration stage. The production of many other wines includes the use of animal-based fining agents. Instead, Thomson & Scott using a high-tech mesh through which the wine is passed to filtrate it.
Thomson & Scott Skinny Prosecco is made with 100% Glera grapes. This white grape variety is Slovenian in origin, formerly brought to the village of Prosecco from the Karst region in Slovenia. Glera is an old and traditional grape variety that is said to have been cultivated as far back as Roman times. The Glera grapes used to make Skinny Prosecco are grown on the south facing slopes of the foothills of the Dolomites, near Soligo in northeast Italy.
For those concerned about leading a healthy lifestyle that spans further than keeping an eye on sugar intake, it’s refreshing to know that Thomson & Scott Skinny Prosecco is certified as being 100% organic too. As such, no harmful pesticides have made contact with the grapes and no other harmful chemicals have been used during the farming process. The technique for producing the prosecco is kept as natural as possible, allowing the natural flavours of crisp apple, lemon and honeysuckle to reign supreme. Skinny Prosecco is also low in sulphites.
Thomson & Scott Skinny Prosecco is made by people who know their stuff. Before setting up Thomson & Scott, founder Amanda Thomson enrolled at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris to earn her Diploma in Wine and Wine Management. She went on to enlist the help of the famous master champagne maker, Alexandre Penet, to produce Skinny Prosecco. Penet’s family has been making champagne for 400 years and Alexandre himself has reached global acclaim for his champagnes. He produces Skinny Prosecco in the superior surroundings of Verzy, France. She recently returned to Paris to receive Le Cordon Bleu’s 2017 Award for Best Business Concept.
Thomson & Scott Skinny Prosecco only arrived in the UK in April 2017, but it’s quickly reached cult status. Launching in Selfridge’s, the store had already sold out of Skinny Prosecco within a week. Luckily for us, more Skinny Prosecco was produced and we were able to get our hands on some for the thirsty patrons of The Runnymede on Thames. Now that’s certainly something worth raising a glass to.