Grifone Bianco is an easy drinking white blend Riesling and Moscato. That may not sound like something you want to drink but trust me, it’s nice! This wine is a little Italian gem you shouldn’t say no to for a $4 price tag.
We chilled the Grifone Bianco to about 45 degrees prior to tasting. We used standard stemless white wine glasses for tasting. If I recall correctly this is 11% alcohol. When opening the bottle we had a nice peach note jump out of the bottle. The wine is a pale straw hue.
The Grifone Bianco is a nicely perfumed wine. The nose has a big peach note, elder flower, white currants, and green apples. The flavor is much the same but with the addition of citrus and minerals that were not present in the nose. The citrus notes we were tasting were mostly grapefruit and tangerine but there was a hint of lemon right before the finish. The finish was moderate and the acidity was racy. This wine was ever so slightly off-dry. It could be used pretty much for any occasion where white wine is applicable but due to it’s fruitiness I’d also be willing to pair it with fruit or chocolate desserts. I think it’s best matches will come from spicy foods or very complexly spiced Indian or Thai foods. We had ours with roast chicken and sweet potatoes fries and it was lovely. This will also make the perfect white Sangria base or where white wine is called for in a cocktail.
Overall, we give the wine an 85. If the finish had been longer it would have garnered a better rating. At this price, I will keep buying it for when I want something a bit more fruity than a Pinot Grigio but with similar acidity. This is exclusive to Trader Joe’s, so stop by and pick up a few bottles of the Grifone as all of it is better than 3 Buck Chuck but carries a similar price tag!