Boy Meets Girl Pinot Grigio 2015 is a NakedWines.com exclusive. This delightful white wine comes to us from Central Victoria, Australia, and is crafted by the husband and wife team of Adrian and Rebecca Santolin. Their story, described on their NakedWines.com winemaker page, is one of love and mutual vision. Adrian, the boy, met Rebecca, the girl, in 1999. They shared a dream of one day making their own wine. Together, with Adrian as winemaker and Rebecca doing the marketing, they have realized their dream. With experience at a number of Italian and Australian wineries, Adrian has an impressive C.V. His work includes helping with several award-winning projects. Their relationship with NakedWines.com has allowed them to take their winemaking dream to the next level.
Boy Meets Girl Pinot Grigio is their only wine currently available in the U.S. market, but in the Australia and U.K. markets, they have a complete portfolio of wines including a Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon blend, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and their 2015 A & R Shiraz/Viognier blend, which won a gold medal and a trophy for “Best Red Blend” at the 2015 Victorian Wine Show.
But enough about their other wines. The 2015 Pinot Grigio is delightful. Made in a European, Pinot Gris style, they give the wine some time on the skins to impart more color, complexity, and texture. The name and label illustration impart fun – and a wine like this should make you happy when you enjoy it – and the embracing couple represents Adrian and Rebecca’s story.
A beautiful liquid gold color in the glass, this Aussie Pinot Grigio delights the nose with aromas of stone fruit like apricot and white peach. These flavors are present on the palate as well, along with some light floral (elderflower?) and a bit of honeysuckle.
The mouthfeel is rich and creamy, more than other Pinot Grigios I’ve had. It is medium bodied with pleasant sweetness offset by subtle acidity. On the finish there is a bit of citrus; white grapefruit and lemon. Delightful, refreshing, and delicious!
This is a very well balanced wine; noticeably sweet with stone fruit flavors, but I wouldn’t consider it a sweet wine. Yet it’s not a dry white, either. This may be the perfect wine to try if you are a sweet wine lover who is interested in expanding your wine profile. Give it a try!
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
Available exclusively from NakedWines.com, $9.99
One of the benefits of being a part of NakedWines.com is that we get to correspond directly with the winemakers. Rebecca replied to my review, and confirmed that the wine has low residual sugar, and that the sensation of sweetness is entirely fruit-driven.
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