Masi Masianco Pinot Grigio & Verduzzo
Region: Veneto, Italy
"So, what do you think?" my cat, Berlioz, inquired as I took to the bouquet of the Masi Masianco Pinot Grigio & Verduzzo.
"Well..." I started, wiping the wine off the tip of my nose.
"It smells like you pissed Moscato."
"What what? It smells like sweet cat piss, I don't know what else you want me to say."
He stared at me, unamused. He was offended, acting as if I was trying to joke around with him, something I know for a fact Berlioz does not enjoy. Berlioz hates jokes. Berlioz is very serious. This was the first time he even gave my wine tasting the time of day, and here I was, telling him this wine smelled like his piss.
"I don't find your humor very entertaining to begin with, and if this is one of your silly descriptors that is supposed to be comedically compelling, well, I'm afraid it is not."
"Dude, cat urine is a very common identifier in wine tasting."
"What have I told you?"
"Excuse me. Berlioz, cat urine is a very common identifier in wine tasting. It's not a bad thing. It just means musky, a little herbal..."
"Who would know that with the way humans carry on about cat boxes. Always whining, when really it's just like taking in a big whiff of fine Italian wine, you fucking pussy."
"OK. WE'RE DONE. I DON'T NEED ANYMORE HELP WINE TASTING, THANK YOU."
"I didn't want to be here anyway, you teased me with a spoon full of ice cream, which wasn't even ice cream, you fucking hippie."
Tasting Notes: Yes, it smells like my cat pissed Moscato. But it tastes like a beautiful Edible Arrangement entirely of melons and peaches with a big citrus finish. Medium bodied, best served super cold. A great summer wine that would pair well with seafood or just some sunshine.
Ross Test: Too acidic on the throw back. Best to put it in a glass and call it a day.