Tuesday, May 16, 2017

MASI Masianco from Kobrand Wine and Spirits

We received a sample in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.

We had the opportunity to facilitate a review for a bottle of wine from Kobrand Wine and Spirits called Masianco.

Points of distinction for Masianco-

  • 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."
  • Masianco Pinot Grigio e Verduzzo delle Venezie IGT 2015 play

    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, the Verduzzo is fermented in stainless steel tanks for 3 months and transferred to barriques where it completes malolactic.

    Masianco shows attractive, tropical fruit aromas. A fruity blend with traces of honey and a dry finish with a citrus twist. Pair this wine with hors d’oeuvres, fish, and white meats. This medium-bodied white has great personality, well-suited to modern cuisine.

    Family owned since 1944, Kobrand attributes success to a single guiding principle that describes the people, products and relationships behind it: quality. Kobrand imports and markets a distinguished portfolio of hand selected brands representing virtually every major wine region of the world and its most iconic specialty spirits.

    The portfolio is a collection of gems of New World and Old, including American wineries such as Cellars,Cakebread Sequoia Grove and St. Francis as well as the wines of European masters such as Champagne Taittinger and Maison Louis Jadot and the Portos of Taylor Fladgate, Fonseca and Croft.

    A portfolio such as this grows out of the decades-long experience of passionate professionals who seek out the star viticulturists, winemakers and distillers who are its key contributors. Kobrand of today: a story of continuing tradition, strong commitment, innovative excellence and quality.

    You can connect with Kobrand via Kobrand Facebook, @Kobrand_Wine, You Tube and Kobrand Website

    1. This sounds like a wine I need to add to my collection. I like having several types to select from depending upon my guests and my mood.

    2. How I miss white wine, I find that I can no longer drink it due to the after effects, although I still enjoy red wine. Knowing how much care and time goes into their wine makes you want to give it a try.

    3. That sounds yummy! I've never heard of that brand before, but will definitely have to check it out. :)

    4. AH--finally a white wine!! This one I would be more then happy to try out!!

    5. Masianco from Kobrand Wine and Spirit sounds amazing. The bottle even looks gorgeous and I love how it can go great with many different foods. Thanks for sharing a great review.