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Masi Moxxé


Brand owner Masi Agricola

RRP £13.50

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Contact Emilian Marinig, Berkmann Wine Cellars

Masi Moxxé is claimed to be the first sparkling wine made ‘appassimento’ (rasinated: dry and shrivelled grapes) using the Charmat method.

From the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, it comprises a blend of Pinot Grigio (80%) and Verduzzo (20%) from the Stra’ del Milione vineyards. The Verduzzo undergoes a three-week appassimento to enhance its fruit-driven style.

Masi Agricola marketing director and head of the Masi Technical Group Raffaele Boscaini said: “The aim is to produce a sparkling wine at an accessible price point that reflects the fruitiness of classic Italian prosecco, but in a style that is less sweet with more structure. Moxxé sits within the Masi Campofiorin range of wines.” Each variety goes through separate harvest and vinification. The Pinot Grigio grapes are picked at the end of August and vinified immediately. The Verduzzo grapes are picked at the end of September and left to dry for three weeks in plateaux.