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Masi Tupungato - Passo Blanco 2018

Information

  • Country: Argentina
  • Wine Maker: Sandro & Sergio Boscaini
  • Grape: Malbec
  • Grape Percentage: 70% Torrentes, 30% Pinot Grigio
  • Alcohol Percentage: 12.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Duty/Vat Paid
JR: 16 (2012) JS: 90 (2017)

Wine tasting notes

An explosion of fresh tastes and aromas, intense and elegant. This is an innovative wine made in an unconventional style exclusively from organic grapes produced on the Masi Tupungato La Arboleda estate at Mendoza in Argentina. Draws its aromatic exuberance from the local Torrontés grape variety, while lightly dried Pinot Grigio confers the finesse and style of a top quality white wine from the Venetian regions. Colour: pale straw yellow with green reflections. Nose: flowers and ripe fruit - peaches and dried apricots. Palate: refreshingly acidic with a hint of lemon. Fruity.

Winery Information

Masi Tupungato

Argentinean based Masi Tupungato is the birth child of the Venetian producer Masi, who have an ancient winemaking history. Masi vineyards have been farmed for almost 700 years, and in 1964 Masi pioneered the ?ripasso? technique, whereby lightly fermented Valpolicella grapes are passed over the dried grapes left over from Amarone production, thus creating a Valpolicella Ripasso. The Masi Tupungato property is located in Mendoza?s Tupungato Valley where the conditions are remarkably similar to.. read more

Expert Reviews

JancisRobinson.com (2012)16 pts

Tasted Feb 2015 - 0% Malbec, 30% Corvina. RS 2.3 g/l. The technique used here is Masi's speciality: double fermentation. After soft pressing of the Malbec grapes, on-skin fermentation lasted 15 days in stainless steel tanks at a constant 21-23 °C. The second fermentation was induced with selected yeasts and used 30% of whole Corvina grapes given a brief appassimento treatment before pressing. Dark crimson. Sweet nose – dried grapes? A hint of salami. Dry finish. Lack of fruit and juice. Drying finish. Different!

James Suckling (2017)90 pts

A charming dry white that offers a softer alternative to the driving acidity of many Argentine whites. A blend of pinot grigio and torrontes. Made from organically grown grapes. Drink now. Screw cap.