Masi Osar. Italy

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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 innovativewine 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. Osar, whose name expresses a double meaning: “to dare, to risk”, in Italian.

Osar, Masi. Italy   ONLY 5650 Bottles Made

Wine Type :  Red

 Vintage :   2009

Country :  Italy

Region Veneto

Appellation :  Rosso del Veronese IGT

Grape :  100% Oseleta

Alcohol :  14%

Closure :  Cork

TASTING NOTES :

Berry fruit on the nose with a bouquet of raspberries, blackberries and blueberries, together with coffee and cocoa and a faint hint of cinnamon. Full-flavoured, full-bodied and with persistent berry fruit aromas. Coffee and bitter chocolate on the finish.

Selected hillside vineyards in the communes of Marano, Sant’Ambrogio and Bussolengo where chosen for their suitability to this variety. r their suitability to this variety. The soil is mostly alluvial and stony. The Oseleta grape is well suited to long hang time and was harvested late in this case.

Awards : Silver Medal, International Wine Challenge 2007
2 glasses, Gambero Rosso 2007

 

European Red Wines, Italian Red Wines, Red Wines

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