Masi Masianco Pinot Grigio is a white wine from the Veneto region of Italy. It is produced by Masi Agricola. Masi calls this wine the estate’s white “Supervenetian,” a wine of great personality. This review is of the 2012 vintage.
Masianco blends Pinot Grigio, cultivated in Friuli, with native Verduzzo, picked slightly over-ripe and mature.
After being picked, the Verduzzo goes through the appassimento (grape drying) process and is laid out to dry on bamboo racks for about three weeks. After the fermentation process it is blended with the Pinot Grigio.
Masi Agricola has been family owned and operated by the Boscaini family for over two hundred years. Today Masi is led by Sandro Boscaini and his son, Raffaele.
Alcohol content 13.0% by volume, per the bottle.
Suggested retail price for Masi Masianco Pinot Grigio is $14.99.
Masi Masianco Pinot Grigio Review
In the glass, Masi Masianco Pinot Grigio is light golden in color. As you would expect, the wine was not leggy at all and appears as a light bodied white wine.
On the nose, the Masi Masianco Pinot Grigio presents aromas of light honey and a hint of some sort of tropical fruit. Very pleasant and light aromas.
The wine’s flavor was crisp and light with tastes of very light honey and a bit of tangerine.
Mouthfeel was of silk and light tannins were felt in the back of the palate and inside upper lips.
Finish of the Masi Masianco Pinot Grigio was medium with only a slight bitterness noted on the back of the tongue. The finish is dry with a slightly tart end to it.
Overall, I really enjoyed this fresh tasting, light bodied white wine. It’s perfect for the summer months and would go great with light appetizers and a fish dish with a citrus sauce. Recommend!
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