Masianco Pinot Grigio e Verduzzo delle Venezie IGT 2014

Masi Agricola

Masianco Pinot Grigio e Verduzzo delle Venezie IGT 2014 play

Region: Italy / Veneto
Grapes: Pinot Grigio, Verduzzo

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 50 - 59°F 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 41°F), 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.

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harvest note

2014 was a complex year, characterised by high levels of rainfall in the months of July and August, quite different to the average of the last 80 years. The weather changed for the better in September and October, with sunny days and relative humidity at between 50-80%, and no rain at all. This meant the grapes picked were ripe and healthy, suitable for vinification. Quantities were down however, at 15%-20% less than the average for the last 10 years. Harvesting took place in mid-September and the significant presence of millerandage (uneven ripening) meant that selection was vital. White grapes displayed excellent total acidity, giving freshness to the wine, and rich aromatic profiles.

tasting note

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.

food pairing

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.

technical data

GRAPES: Pinot Grigio, Verduzzo
APPELLATION: Delle Venezie IGT
PH: 3.30
ACIDITY: 6.18 g/l
ABV: 13.07%
AGING: Aged 3 months; stainless steel tanks

points of distinction

  • Like its famous red counterpart Campofiorin, Masianco emphasizes excellent terroir, character of local grapes and original winemaking methods.
  • Masianco easily pairs well with casual and modern cuisine: hors d’oeuvres, fish and grilled white meats.
  • Masianco is Masi's white "Supervenetian."
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“Masi wines must have a recognizable character, a unique style, and be approachable and pleasant to drink.” – RAFFAELE BOSCAINI, GENERAL COORDINATOR OF MASI TECHNICAL GROUP


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