Reviewed by: Angela Aiello

In keeping with our Naked theme this month ('Naked' is in both our iYellow Wine Tour & iYellow Social), the label of the month is the Naked Grape. Other than its hip and fun name, the label and brand is smart in design and has a simple, classy look to it. Plus we all like to get naked too, so we must all love to drink naked...right!?!

So what's behind the name Naked Grape? Is it just a clever name or is there a reason behind its intriguing name?

Well, it turns out all of the Naked Grape lineup is entirely
unoaked. Meaning none of the red or the white wines are aged in oak barrels. They are only aged in stainless steel. Most red wines (and some whites such as Chardonnay) are aged in Oak Barrels to give the wine more oooomph, or in wine language more body, texture and flavour profile. And it allows the wine to be fit for aging. However, Naked Grape is made to be drink now, not 20 years from now, so no real need to oak age from their point of view.

This Vincor brand is available in Ontario at the LCBO and all Wine Rack stores for about $10. You can find it at private liquor stores across British Columbia, New Brunswick liquor stores, and private liquor stores throughout Alberta. Overall the Naked Grape is super fun and truly tempts you to buy it.

Naked Grape makes a Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Shiraz. This is a wine cellared in Canada, thus is non-VQA, meaning it is blended with both domestic and imported grapes. Interestingly, Vincor Canada is the "Official Wine Supplier" of the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver.

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