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Masi - Masianco 2018

Information

  • Country: Italy
  • Wine Region: Veneto
  • Grape: Pinot Gris / Pinot Grigio
  • Grape Percentage: Pinot Grigio 75% / Verduzzo 25%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Food Matching

Food Matching

Excellent aperitif. Good with antipasti, fish and grilled white meat.

Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 88 (2016) JR: 16 (2015) WS: 85 (2015) JS: 88 (2012) WE: 87 (2009)

Wine tasting notes

Refreshing hints of citrus fruits and apricots on the nose. Easy drinking qualities on the front palate gradually give way to greater depth. Flavours of ripe apples and a slight touch of honey. Dry and long on the finish.

Winery Information

Masi

Masi is an iconic producer based in the Valpolicella region of the Veneto in north-east Italy who are appreciated worldwide for the quality of their wines, making products that express the style, characteristics and values of the area. The company is owned by the Boscaini family, but the name derives from the valley acquired by the family in Valpolicella at the end of the 18th century called the “Vaio dei Masi”, which translates to “tiny valley of Masi”, and this became their first.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2016)88 pts

May 2017 - A snappy and lean blend of Pinot Grigio and Verduzzo, the 2016 Masianco is intended for informal and ideally outdoor consumption. This is the quintessential picnic or beachfront wine. It quenches your thirst and refreshes the palate thanks to its bright favors of grapefruit and passion fruit. The wine also offers a mild layer of creamy richness that comes from the heavier Verduzzo grape and the brief appassimento (air-drying) that occurs before fermentation.

JancisRobinson.com (2015)16 pts

Tasted May 2016 - Lovely slightly nutty pear aroma of the Verduzzo. Really tangy, fresh but quite full bodied. Pinot Grigio has brought freshness and greater delicacy. Almond quality on the palate. Fresh and well balanced but not very long. (JH)

Wine Spectator (2015)85 pts

July 2016 - A bright and mouthwatering white, with spice and stone notes underscoring the kiwifruit, melon and ginger flavors. Drink now.

James Suckling (2012)88 pts

Lemon and honey character with hints of pear drops and citrus. Drink now.

Wine Enthusiast (2009)87 pts

Pinot Grigio and Verduzzo are blended to shape a fresh and luminous white wine that would pair with seafood or light chicken dishes. The wine is clean and sharp on the palate with zesty acidity on the close. — M.L. (11/1/2010)

Vinification Notes

The two grape varieties were vinified separately. Pinot Grigio was vinified immediately after harvest to enhance freshness and bouquet. The malolactic was halted before completion. The Verduzzo grapes were picked slightly over-ripe, then further ripened on racks for three weeks to concentrate the fruit. It started its fermentation in stainless steel tanks and was then transferred to barriques where it also completed the malolactic. Both varieties are aged for three months, Pinot Grigio in stainless steel tanks, Verduzzo in barriques. The wine is then assembled and aged for a further forty-five days in bottle.