MASI Amarone Classico Costasera 2016

$109.99

(1 customer review)

“I love the semi-dried, cranberry-like fruit base to the aromas, decorated by notes of very dark chocolate and coffee bean. Medium-to full-bodied with a very silky, refined feel to the palate. Tight bead of super clean fruit and fine, polished tannins. Long yet tight, crystal-clear finish that lingers. Exquisite Amarone. The tight, focused and balanced nature to this makes you want to drink it now. But it will get even better with some bottle age. Try from 2023.” James Suckling

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Masi Amarone Classico Costasera

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Amarone

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. At the end of September or the beginning of October, the best clusters of grapes from hillside vineyards are picked and laid out on bamboo racks in special lofts equipped with the NASA “natural appassimento” control system. By the end of January the grapes had lost 35% of their original weight and have highly concentrated sugars. This time only the Corvina grapes were naturally attacked by noble rot. The processes that follow are: soft pressing; partial destalking; 45 days fermentation in large Slavonian oak barrels or stainless steel vats at low, natural temperatures; transfer into barrels of 30-40 hl where the alcoholic fermentation continues for 35 days in the presence of selected alcohol resistant yeasts; and malolactic fermentation.

About Wine

Area: Veneto

Serving temperature: 18-20° C

Alcoholic content: 15% vol.

Storage life: 30-35 years

Grape varieties: Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara.

Appaxximento: Masi’s expertise in grape drying technique

Look: very dark ruby red

Nose: baked fruit, plums and cherries

Palate: fruity tastes, with hints of coffee and cocoa. Very well balanced.

Food pairing: Excellent as an after-dinner wine, or to go with red meat, game, quails and richly-fl avoured dishes. Very good with well-aged cheeses, such as parmesan, pecorino and gorgonzola.

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