Price:  £15.95 | Case Rate: £15.50
Ex Tax: £13.29

Masi - Moxxe Spumante Brut 2016

Information

  • Country: Italy
  • Wine Region: Veneto
  • Wine Maker: Sandro Boscaini
  • Grape: Pinot Gris / Pinot Grigio
  • Grape Percentage: Pinot Grigio 75% / Verduzzo 25%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 12%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Food Matching

Food Matching

Excellent aperitif. Good with fresh, light summer antipasti, vegetable crudités, fish and salads.

Duty/Vat Paid
Minimum Qty: (6 btls)
JR: 16 (2015)

Wine tasting notes

The successful marriage of the freshness of Pinot Grigio and the warm aromatic qualities of semi-dried Verduzzo grapes, so appealing in Masianco, can now be found as a sparkling wine. Moxxé is the first sparkling wine to be made with a touch of appassimento (grape drying). Attractive and subtle, sparkling and lively too, this is a unique version of an important Venetian winemaking style made thanks to Masi Expertise Appaxximento. Bright straw yellow colour, fine and long-lasting perlage. Hints of apples and citrus fruit on the nose. Soft and attractive palate with ripe fruit flavours. Dry and very clean on the finish.

Expert Reviews

JancisRobinson.com (2015)16 pts

Tasted April 2016 - This is only the second vintage of this new wine. Charmat method. 80% Pinot Grigio and 20% Verduzzo (dried in hot loft with plenty of ventilation and then kept at 5 ºC for 3 days). Pinot Gris picked end August. Wind keeps the grapes healthy. RS 9.5 g/l, aiming for a wine with more structure than eg Prosecco. Grapey and pear aroma, has a bit of pear grain texture too, scented and grapey on the palate, gentle but with freshness on the finish. Has a nice lightly sour pear flavour. Good length and tastes relatively dry on the finish. A very interesting use of dried grapes (of which Masi are the masters).

Vinification Notes

Making sparkling wine in autoclave containers is a technique that has been used in the Venetian regions since the late 1700s. Masi applies it to two native grape varieties to make a delicate sparkling wine with great appeal, combining the freshness and acidity of Pinot Grigio grapes with the ripe-fruit aromas of semi-dried Verduzzo grapes.