Massican

Gaspare Friuli Colli Orientali Chardonnay Blend

8.96 ratings
9.22 pro ratings
Colli Orientali Del Friuli, Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Chardonnay, Ribolla Gialla, Friulano
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
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Wine Blogger Vinography

9.3

After several years of making brilliant Friuli-inspired wines in the Napa Valley, Dan Petroski of @massicanwinery decided to return to the source and begin making a wine from Friuli that he calls Gaspare. A blend of Friulano, Ribolla Gialla, and Chardonnay, the wine has everything you’d want in a complex white wine: richness without overbearing weight, brightness without shrillness, juiciness without sweetness, and gorgeous flavors of apple, citrus, chamomile, and a hint of wax. While there is Chardonnay planted in Friuli the addition of that grape has offers a wonderfully symbolic synthesis between Italy and California.

After several years of making brilliant Friuli-inspired wines in the Napa Valley, Dan Petroski of @massicanwinery decided to return to the source and begin making a wine from Friuli that he calls Gaspare. A blend of Friulano, Ribolla Gialla, and Chardonnay, the wine has everything you’d want in a complex white wine: richness without overbearing weight, brightness without shrillness, juiciness without sweetness, and gorgeous flavors of apple, citrus, chamomile, and a hint of wax. While there is Chardonnay planted in Friuli the addition of that grape has offers a wonderfully symbolic synthesis between Italy and California.

Feb 14th, 2022
Matt Perlman

Friulian project of the guy from Massican. Would have been cool to try this side by side with the Annia. This was full of ripe and fleshy orchard fruit and melon but with a tinge of briny coastal character. Would maybe hold another couple years

Friulian project of the guy from Massican. Would have been cool to try this side by side with the Annia. This was full of ripe and fleshy orchard fruit and melon but with a tinge of briny coastal character. Would maybe hold another couple years

Dec 3rd, 2019
Michael L S

Good acidity. Stone fruit and minerality.

Good acidity. Stone fruit and minerality.

Nov 12th, 2020
Meghan McDonald

Crisp, lemon, apricot

Crisp, lemon, apricot

Jun 21st, 2020
Michał Ptaszek

Post the most ridiculous QLM Ive ever attended. First week of group class plus aerobic capacity training- it hurts a lot

Post the most ridiculous QLM Ive ever attended. First week of group class plus aerobic capacity training- it hurts a lot

Nov 21st, 2019
Emily Heyward

Emily had this 3 years ago

Emily had this 3 years ago

Jul 19th, 2019
Brett Bullington

Brett had this 4 years ago

Brett had this 4 years ago

Nov 8th, 2018