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Masi Masianco Pinot Grigio & Verduzzo 2012

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Masi’s most up-to-date Italian white is also the estate’s white “Supervenetian,” a wine of great personality. Masianco Pinot Grigio delle Venezie blends the elegant, fruity and rich aromas of this grape, cultivated in Friuli, with the structure, poise and body of the native Verduzzo, picked slightly over-ripe and mature. Pinot Grigio comes from the Castions di Strada vineyard, with sedimentary soil of loose clay and gravel. Each variety is handled separately; Pinot Grigio is picked end of August, vinified for 25 days at 10-15°C to enhance fresh aromas, with partial malolactic. Verduzzo is harvested end of September, then further ripened on racks for 3 weeks to enhance concentration. After short cryomaceration (36 hours at 5°C), the Verduzzo is fermented in stainless steel tanks and transferred to barriques where it completes malolactic. The wine is aged 3 months; stainless steel tanks for Pinot Grigio, barriques for Verduzzo, and blended before 45 days in bottle. In Friuli, there was a minor delay in budburst, due partly to cold temperatures at the end of winter. The growing season was superb, especially from end of May to early June, with flowering for the best varieties. Adequate rain over the hot summer brought slightly earlier veraison and maturation, making up for the winter lag. Pinot Grigio harvest began end of August; Verduzzo on September 10. Overall, fruit quantity and quality were excellent. Shows attractive, tropical fruit aromas. Fresh and charming palate flavors gain weight and become full on the mid-palate, where fruitiness blends with traces of honey. A dry finish has a citrus twist. An ideal aperitif, this wine is perfect with hors d’oeuvres, fish, and white meats. This medium-bodied white has great personality, well-suited to modern cuisine.

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The Boscaini family have been the owners of the Masi vineyards for six generations. Sandro Boscaini is the company president. The other members of the family involved are Sandro's children: Alessandra and Raffaele, and his brothers: Bruno who looks after the production processes, and Mario who is a sleeping partner in the company.

Editorial Reviews for Masi Masianco Pinot Grigio & Verduzzo

Snooth User: Snooth Editorial
83464773,178
3.50 5
10/17/2014

Light and floral aromas of orange blossom, honey and peach. Palate is fresh and lively, but simple yet pleasing. There's peach and apricot, a bit of lemon zest and green apple. The long finish is even a bit herbal.


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Snooth User: Snooth Editorial
83464773,178
4.40 5
10/17/2014

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Masi Masianco Pinot Grigio & Verduzzo

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
02/13/2014

Fresh citrus and floral aromas with peach, apricot and citrus flavors. Nicely balanced with a clean vibrant finish.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

Deep straw yellow colour with greenish reflections. Complex and attractive on the nose with refreshing hints of citrus fruit and apricots. Easy drinking qualities on the front palate gradually give wa



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Masi’s most up-to-date Italian white is also the estate’s white “Supervenetian,” a wine of great personality. Masianco Pinot Grigio delle Venezie blends the elegant, fruity and rich aromas of this grape, cultivated in Friuli, with the structure, poise and body of the native Verduzzo, picked slightly over-ripe and mature. Pinot Grigio comes from the Castions di Strada vineyard, with sedimentary soil of loose clay and gravel. Each variety is handled separately; Pinot Grigio is picked end of August, vinified for 25 days at 10-15°C to enhance fresh aromas, with partial malolactic. Verduzzo is harvested end of September, then further ripened on racks for 3 weeks to enhance concentration. After short cryomaceration (36 hours at 5°C), the Verduzzo is fermented in stainless steel tanks and transferred to barriques where it completes malolactic. The wine is aged 3 months; stainless steel tanks for Pinot Grigio, barriques for Verduzzo, and blended before 45 days in bottle. In Friuli, there was a minor delay in budburst, due partly to cold temperatures at the end of winter. The growing season was superb, especially from end of May to early June, with flowering for the best varieties. Adequate rain over the hot summer brought slightly earlier veraison and maturation, making up for the winter lag. Pinot Grigio harvest began end of August; Verduzzo on September 10. Overall, fruit quantity and quality were excellent. Shows attractive, tropical fruit aromas. Fresh and charming palate flavors gain weight and become full on the mid-palate, where fruitiness blends with traces of honey. A dry finish has a citrus twist. An ideal aperitif, this wine is perfect with hors d’oeuvres, fish, and white meats. This medium-bodied white has great personality, well-suited to modern cuisine.

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Alcohol: 13%

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