Whaat, a second white wine review in a row? Yeah! The wife and I each came home last Friday evening with the same bottle of red wine and 2 different white wines. It is crazy how we sometimes think. The bottles included Bear Flag’s red wine, Ironstone Obsession and Barone Montalto Pinot Grigio.
Barone Montalto Pinot Grigio was the cheapest of the bunch clocking in at just $8.95 at the LCBO, making it one of the cheapest white wines you can now buy in Ontario. The wine has a pale straw color with a touch of green. The aroma is slightly alcoholic, but carries a surprisingly fresh bouquet of tart pears, apples, citrus and honeydew. The flavor is very tart at first, but semi-sweet note of apples and honeydew come in right after. Some citrus comes in as well making the finish very tart right before the finishing sweet and subtle grape note.
Overall the wine is very sour, but refreshing on a warm/hot night and I think it will work great as a spritzer or some refreshing version of a white sangria. Despite its sour nature, I think I would buy it again in the future if I am looking for something cheap and refreshing. However, if you are looking for something complex and a little sweet, look elsewhere.