Since the 18th century, the history of Masi is the story of a family and its vineyards in the Venetian regions. The name itself derives from "Vaio dei Masi", the small valley in Valpolicella acquired by the Boscaini family more than 200 years ago. Today, Sandro Boscaini, company President and Managing Director, runs Masi with the help of his daughter Alessandra, his son Raffaele and his brother Bruno. It is very much a family affair at Masi. The Masianco is delcious white wine, aromatic, dry yet fruity in style; a blend of Pinot Grigio delle Venezie with the Verduzzo grape, this is a 'SuperVenetian' white and the companion to the family's famous red wine, Campofiorin. Made using a unique blend of freshly-picked and semi-dried grapes. The richness of the nose and the aromas of Pinot Grigio delle Venezie grapes combine happily with the structure conferred by lightly dried, indigenous Verduzzo grapes. Look for citrus fruit, white flowers and honey in the nose with a palate of refreshing lemon, peach and apricot. Serve with antipasti, fish and grilled white meat.
Wine AdvocateA snappy and lean blend of Pinot Grigio and Verduzzo, the 2016 Masianco is intended for informal and ideally outdoor consumption. This is the quintessential picnic or beachfront wine. It quenches your thirst and refreshes the palate thanks to its bright favors of grapefruit and passion fruit. The wine also offers a mild layer of creamy richness that comes from the heavier Verduzzo grape and the brief appassimento (air-drying) that occurs before fermentation.
Wine SpectatorLight and crisp, with a smoky underpinning and hints of Honeycrisp apple, orchard blossom and slivered almond. Tangy. Drink now. 70,000 cases made.