Welcome! This is our Barefoot Chardonnay review.
Are you after a refreshing oaked Chardonnay with peach and green apples fruit aromas and flavors?
And what if I tell you that it pairs well with a vast variety of dishes for a great value for your money?
Well, this is the wine you have been looking for!
Find below our Barefoot Chardonnay full review along with our food pairings recommendations, serving tips, curiosity, and where you can buy it.
Our Barefoot Chardonnay Review
Barefoot Chardonnay review: What's its color?
Barefoot Chardonnay wine has a pale lemon color, with slow falling legs.
If you want to know more about how to taste wine and the lingo that goes with it, check out this article: How To Taste Wine Like a Pro in 4 Steps.
What does Barefoot Chardonnay taste like?
Barefoot Chardonnay is entirely made from Chardonnay grapes.
On the nose, peach and green apple are the primary aromas
On the palate, it has medium acidity and a medium-high body, with flavors of peach, apple, honey, and vanilla, and a buttery finish.
Is Barefoot Chardonnay wine sweet?
No, it’s not sweet. Barefoot Chardonnay wine is an off-dry wine.
Off-dry wine contains between 15-30 g/L.
Learn more about wine sweetness level here.
Barefoot Chardonnay review: Which food pairs well with it?
Barefoot Chardonnay is a medium body and refreshing oaked Chardonnay.
Classic appetizers are prosciutto Crudo and pumpkin to name some.
Meat wise go for pork, grilled meat, and roast chicken example.
For fish, we recommend tuna, smoked salmon, grilled fish, and crab cakes.
If you are a cheese lover you should try it with cream and triple cream cheeses like Brie and Brillat-Savarin.
Barefoot Chardonnay review: What's its alcohol content?
Barefoot Chardonnay wine’s alcohol content is 13%.
In case you wonder about alcohol content or more precisely Alcohol By Volume, i.e. ABV, measure the alcoholic strength of a drink.
There is a direct relationship between the sugar left in the wine after the alcoholic fermentation has taken place, i.e. Residual Sugar or RS, and ABV.
During alcoholic fermentation, the yeast transforms the sugar in the grape juice into alcohol.
Grapes with high residual sugar will therefore produce dry wine with a high ABV.
How many calories are in a glass of Barefoot Chardonnay wine?
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture  a 5-ounce glass will contain about 120 to 130 calories.
Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram. So a wine with high ABV will have a higher calories per glass than a wine with low ABV.
Furthermore, sugar contributes to the calorie count.
A dry wine will usually have 4 calories per grams vs a sweet wine that will have around 20 calories per grams of carbs, which include sugar.
Since this is an off-dry wine it will have a bit more than 4 calories per grams.
What is Barefoot?
Here is an extract from the Barefoot website itself:
“At Barefoot, we’ve always marched to the beat of our own grapes. How do you become the world’s most loved wine brand?
You start with a belief that wine should never be taken too seriously and a conviction that when you follow your heart there’s no limit to how far your vine will grow.“
This is a refreshing medium plus body oaked Chardonnay that for around ~$7 offers a great value for your money.
Peach, apple, honey, vanilla, and a buttery finish will complement many dishes from veggie, pasta, white and red meats, and our beloved cheeses.
Try it with prosciutto Crudo, turkey, roasted vegetables, pork or Brie cheese and it’ll be a delight. At least it was for me!
If you have never tried it, I’m not entirely sure what are you still waiting for?
Once you had it, we’d love to know your opinion, so reach out and let’s know what you think! Enjoy!
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