The wine has a bright pale straw color with golden reflections. The complex and appealing bouquet shows
fresh notes of white fruit and citrus, as well as warmer aromas of apricot, honey and dried figs. On the
palate it is full, overwhelming and smooth, with a delicate vanilla note on the finish.
Wine Advocate 88 points - I love the 2012 Masianco. This is a beautifully made, crisp and easy-drinking white wine with a great story to tell. The wine is mostly Pinot Grigio with some Verduzzo (an indigenous variety with thick skins) that has seen a brief appassimento. The result is a wine that crosses a slew of winemaking borders. The dried fruit component doesn’t add heaviness or sweetness. Instead, it adds just enough oomph to move it beyond the realm of your standard Italian Grigio. Citrus, honey and cantaloupe melon appear on the bouquet. Drink 2013-2015. (Oct 2013)