2011 Costasera from the famous Masi House in Veneto. Proud, majestic, complex and exuberant - this is Masi's gentle giant. An aristocratic benchmark for the Amarone category.
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|Grapes||70% Corvina, 5% Molinara, 25% Rondinella|
|Wine style||Dry red wine.|
|Pairs with||Excellent as an after-dinner wine, or to go with red meat, game, quails and richly flavoured dishes. Very good with well-aged cheeses, such as parmesan, pecorino and gorgonzola. Serve at 18-20° C|
The vineyards where the vines for Costasera grow are on slopes which face the sunset, and are among the best ones in Valpolicella Classico for producing a high-quality Amarone. The days are longer, the vines, which overlook Lake Garda, benefit from the reflection of its light and its milder climate.
Costasera is the product of Masi's unrivalled expertise in the appassimento technique, whereby traditional grapes for the Valpolicella Classico area - Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara - are laid out on bamboo racks to concentrate their aromas during the winter months forming the basis for an aristocratic wine.
Colour: Very dark ruby red.
Nose: Baked fruit, plums and cherries.
Taste: Fruity tastes, with hints of coffee and cocoa. Very well balanced.
Longevity 25-30 years