Barefoot is part of one of the biggest wine-producents in the world, selling their wines all over the world.
Their most popular white wine: Pinot Grigio, seemed like a good place to start tasting the broad Barefoot range.
The nose of this Pinot Grigio has unexpected notes of lime and apple. Pleasant, but definitely not the way the grape variety normally smells like. This got me really curious for the taste.
On tasting the wine, two things jump out: the wine is surprisingly thick (almost creamy) and too sweet. This makes me suspect that not all the sugars from the grapes have fermented during the alcoholic fermentation.
And in spite of the thickness of the wine (sugars), the taste is pretty neutral.
Sure, there is fruit. Notes like apple, peach and lime. But this doesn’t last and is almost gone at the finish.
I would drink this as aperitif. Or at the beach..
Slightly sweet and fruity wine that very ‘easy-going’. Fine for when you have a glass during the day and you want something light en not to dry.
- Type: White
Varietal: Pinot Grigio
Style: fruity and slightly sweet
Alcohol: 12% Vol
Serve: around 8-10°C / 46-50 F
Drink up: within 2 years