Masi Costasera Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

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Though run by the Boscaini family for six generations, it is really in the last fifty years that Masi has established itself as one of the Veneto’s most innovative wine producers. In the late 1950s, they identified certain historic vineyard plots which are vinified as Amarone and bottled separately to this day. In 1964, they launched the now-legendary Campofiorin, which revived the technique of a second fermentation with semi-dried grapes. Masi have also rescued the ancient Oseleta variety from extinction, and continue to use it in two of their celebrated “Supervenetian” wines.

Masi Costasera Amarone della Valpolicella.

  • Red Wines
  • Italy
  • Veneto
  • Amarone della Valpolicella Classico
  • Masi
  • 2012
  • 15%
  • 70% Corvina, 25% Rondinella, 5% Molinara
  • Cork

Tasting Notes

Bright and intense on the nose with aromas of preserved cherries and dried plums together with hints of fruits of the forest and cinnamon. Good weight from the alcohol and structured on the palate, opening out to attractive aromas of cherries and vanilla. Long, velvety finish.

Masi’s hillside vineyards are on west and south-west facing slopes in Valpolicella Classico. The vines face Lake Garda and benefit from the reflection of heat and light.

Press :- “Rich and earthy, with a note of forest floor, this tobacco-laced version is firm and structured. The fine texture carries a core of plum compote, coffee, treacle, date and licorice. Offers a lasting finish of grilled herbs.”

92 points, Wine Spectator, September 2013

European Red Wines, Italian Red Wines, Red Wines

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