Massican is named after the coastal mountain range on the southern italian peninsula in the region of campania. monte massico garnered its mythological wine-fame when bacchus took refuge in its foothills with a farmer named falernus. bacchus was so enamored with his host’s generosity that when the man slept, bacchus cultivated his hillside fields into the most sought after white wine grapes in all of italy.
The two thousand and fifteen vintage was a difficult one for grape growers. not only did california enter its third year of drought conditions but also there was some uneven weather patterns during the major points of the growing season that impacted our yields. the low yield had an impact on all varieties but we saw the biggest hit in chardonnay and because of that our flagship bottling leans more towards our inspiration for annia as a friulian white wine. tocai and ribolla play a prominent role in the wine this vintage and we look forward to continuing that theme in future years.
napa valley white wine
grapes: tocai friulano – 45%, ribolla gialla – 41%, chardonnay – 14%
alcohol: 12.5% by volume