Massican

Gaspare Friuli Colli Orientali Chardonnay Blend

9.134 ratings
9.19 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
Top Notes For
Alder Yarrow

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
Antonio Gianola

Love this

Love this

Sep 27th, 2018
Lee Pitofsky

Elegant, very good acidity, notes of lime blossom, underripe peach, citrus and green apple.

Elegant, very good acidity, notes of lime blossom, underripe peach, citrus and green apple.

Aug 8th, 2018
Matt

Nervy, pure, and structured. Deeply mineral, great phenolic character, opened up becoming more round and expressive.

Nervy, pure, and structured. Deeply mineral, great phenolic character, opened up becoming more round and expressive.

Jun 26th, 2017
Davis Smith

Sommelier Acquerello

9.0

Not very giving on the first night. Toasted sesame seeds mostly, pretty reductive. Left it open in the fridge overnight and it was wonderful when I came back to it. Still reductive, but pleasantly so. Crystalline aromatics. Citrus, underripe tree fruit, mineral and energetic. Can't wait to see how it shapes up in a few years.

Not very giving on the first night. Toasted sesame seeds mostly, pretty reductive. Left it open in the fridge overnight and it was wonderful when I came back to it. Still reductive, but pleasantly so. Crystalline aromatics. Citrus, underripe tree fruit, mineral and energetic. Can't wait to see how it shapes up in a few years.

Feb 9th, 2017
Michael L S

Good acidity. Stone fruit and minerality.

Good acidity. Stone fruit and minerality.

Nov 12th, 2020
Michael L S

A blend of Chardonnay, ribolla and fruilano from Italy. Refreshing and tasty wine.

A blend of Chardonnay, ribolla and fruilano from Italy. Refreshing and tasty wine.

May 14th, 2017
Cameron Hobel

Owner/Winemaker Hobel Wine Works

Fresh of the boat....

Fresh of the boat....

Dec 10th, 2016
Christian Ford

Delicious. Reminiscent of the Annia of course. Ordered as part of the back vintage offer.

Delicious. Reminiscent of the Annia of course. Ordered as part of the back vintage offer.

Nov 23rd, 2020