Wine Wednesday: Naked Grape Unoaked Pinot Grigio (in a box!)

December 6, 2014

Last night I got together with 3 former World Champs. With our busy lives this doesn’t happen enough as we would like but when it does we are always good for a glass of wine (or 5) some good eats and good laughs.

Since there was four of us AND we were committed to hunkering down at my friends house for the evening (with no one driving) I decided that a BOX of wine was in order. And before you get all judgey-judgey on me, hear me out!

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Go big or go home!

 

I first spotted the box of Naked Grape Unoaked Pinot Grigio at our local liquor store awhile back. Being frugally minded and a lover of good white wine I figured the cost of the box for over 3L of liquid gold was well worth it! Now I have to admit that the only thing that made me a touch nervous was the “unoaked” in the name. I mean, aren’t Chardonnay’s typically oaky and not Pinot Grigio’s? Yikes!

A big box deserves a big glass!

A big box deserves a big glass!

Anyways, despite my initial apprehension I committed full tilt and was pleasantly surprised. According to someone who actually knows what they are talking about this wine has…

brilliant pale straw colour; delicate aromas of citrus, pineapple and baked apples with mineral nuances; dry and medium-bodied with crisp acidity; flavours of apples, pears, citrus and melon.

And lil old moi, who really knows nothing about wine, did detect a slight oaky undertone despite the name, but maybe I was just tasting nuances of the box it came packaged in? 🙂

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8 Comments

  • Reply Julia a.k.a. Mama MOE December 6, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Nice! We had a bad experience with a red boxed wine – was horrible. But I think we might just have to give a try again! 🙂

    • Reply Christine December 7, 2014 at 10:04 am

      Oh no! Well here’s to hoping that your next experience is much better 🙂

  • Reply Kristyl Clark December 7, 2014 at 12:57 am

    I’m going to keep it real and say I have a mad mom crush on you!!!!

    • Reply Christine December 7, 2014 at 10:05 am

      LOL – the feeling is mutual!

  • Reply Creed December 7, 2014 at 5:45 am

    Where did you find such an epic wine glass? That’s awesome! And no judging from this end:)

    • Reply Christine December 7, 2014 at 10:04 am

      LOL – no secrets here, check out your local Homesense! They have them for like 6 bucks! They fit 750ml 🙂

  • Reply Carin Harris December 7, 2014 at 5:57 am

    Good for you! According to my research 2 years ago, the box thing is big in Europe. From what I can see it’s the new trend and is not the same as those wine boxes from” yester-year” that were looked at with horror. North American bottlers are slow to get into this as there is a terrible consumer stigma about boxes still. As the bigger names get into it I think the rest will follow. And they sure fit in the fridge better!

    • Reply Christine December 7, 2014 at 10:03 am

      We are always so behind those Europeans non? But am loving the price and convenience for sure 🙂

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