2016 Masi Costasera Amarone Classico

Amarone at its best, Masi, an exemplary producer and from a legendary vintage.

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Further Information

Brand Masi Agricola
Region Valpolicella
Varietal Corvina Rondinella Molinara
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 14.0%
Vintage 2016
Country Italy

Description

A benchmark for the Amarone category, which, together with Barolo and Brunello, makes up the aristocracy of the Italian wine world. The product of Masi’s unrivalled expertise in the appassimento technique, whereby traditional grapes for the Valpolicella Classica area – Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara – are laid out on bamboo racks to concentrate their aromas during the winter months.
Amarone is the product of a wine-making method the Ancient Romans knew called “appassimento” and involving grape drying, today more typically the grapes are dried in temperature and humidity-controlled warehouses. By the end of January, the grapes have lost 35% of their original weight and have highly concentrated sugars, seriously contributing to the aromas and flavours of the resulting wine. One sip and you will agree, a heavenly tipple that everyone should experience.

Smells

an exotic bouquet of baked fruits, plums, cherries with hints of cranberries and a heady lift of dark chocolate and coffee bean.

Tastes

a silky, refined palate with a focused core of fruit that seems to linger forever, supported by very polished and sophisticated tannins. Long yet tight with a balance that is very impressive. A stunning example of an Amarone, Masi you have a winner here, 2016 a vintage to invest in and lay a few bottles down in your cellar. Excellent as an after-dinner wine, or to go with red meat, game, quail, and richly flavoured dishes. Very good with well-aged cheeses, such as parmesan, pecorino, and gorgonzola.

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