I must admit that seeing a wine made of a Chardonnay Pinot Grigio blend, ‘folly’ seems like an apt description. There’s lots of well known blends of well known grapes and there’s often a reason why there are not many uncommon blends of well known grapes. I’m up for adventure though, so I gave Berton The Folly Chardonnay Pinot Grigio 2007 a try.
It has a jester kind of character from a playing card on the label, again, not encouraging.
It’s very pale with a fresh aroma, something fruity, but nothing leaping out as individually identifiable. It’s dry and crisp with fresh sweet fruit, lemon and some melon, but again rather like something went wrong at the smoothie factory and everything got whizzed together into a greenish – yellow pulp. I don’t mean that as an outrageous insult, it wasn’t unpleasant pulp, just indistinct, except for something citric which kept it fresh.
It comes in at around £6 at Laithwaite’s which isn’t bad, but there’s better choices out there at this price point..