The Don’t Mind If I Do Pinot Grigio 2022 is Vegan-friendly. You might ask how can something made from fruit not be ok with vegans? It is the fining process, fining is where the solids, grape skin residue and spent yeast are removed from the wine after aging and before bottling. They have traditionally used egg whites to gather the solids. That is the best way, but they can use minerals instead and then the wine is good for vegans.
The Don’t Mind If I Do Pinot Grigio 2022 is a $7.99 Aldi exclusive, but if you do not live near an Aldi the producer Scheid Family Vineyards makes a similar wine, Sunny with a Chance Of Flowers. Both brands have zero sugar, 85 calories, and 9% alcohol, and are vegan-friendly. The Sunny with a Chance of Flowers is sourced from sustainably farmed vineyards in the Monterey AVA. Don’t mind if I do is sourced from California and makes no mention of sustainably farmed vineyards.
According to the Sunny with a Chance of Flowers technical notes, the wine is fermented until all the natural sugar is gone. They have developed a technique to pull a certain amount of alcohol from the wine. The no sugar and the low alcohol (9%) equal low calories (85). The Don’t Mind If I Do Pinot Grigio 2022 uses the same grapes as regular Pinot Grigio wines but is made with unique production methods.
To fill out the nutritional data this Pinot Grigio has 3.4 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of protein, and zero grams of fat. The next big question is does the Don’t Mind If I Do Pinot Grigio 2022 taste like a satisfying wine? Yes, all the attributes have to have some effect on the wine, but does it taste good?
The Don’t Mind If I Do Pinot Grigio 2022 Tasting Notes
The color is pale wheat yellow. The nose is bright and inviting, there is grapefruit, pear, ripe juicy apple, lime, peach, and lemon curd. The Don’t Mind If I Do Pinot Grigio 2022 is light to medium-bodied with a burst of flavor.
This “diet” Pinot Grigio tastes like apple, pear, peach, melon, and slightly sour grapefruit. The mid-palate adds a faint creamy sensation (stirring the lees?), soft spice, and dried pineapple. The acidity is well-balanced and gives this Pinot Grigio a bright, lively presentation.
- The Don’t Mind If I Do Pinot Grigio 2022 is the best of the Don’t Mind If I Do wines.
- The Red wines always seemed like something was missing.
- This Pinot Grigio is tasty and well-made and just happens to have no sugar, low calories, and low alcohol.