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Masi "Mazzano" Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2011 (Veneto, Italy) - [JS 96] [WS 95] [WE 92]
Masi "Mazzano" Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2011 (Veneto, Italy) - [JS 96] [WS 95] [WE 92]


 
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Winery: Masi
Varietal: 75% Corvina, 20% Rondinella, 5% Molinara
Region: Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
Vintage: 2011
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: MASIMAZZANO11-W

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About This Wine:
Within Negrar commune, this well-ventilated vineyard has southwest exposure at 350-415 meters elevation, and soil of deep, red eocenic limestone with good drainage, many stones, and beneficial mineral content. Amarone is made with the ancient method of 'appassimento' (drying of the grapes). At end of September or beginning of October, bunches are dried on bamboo racks. By mid-February, the grapes weigh 35-40% less, partially affected by botrytis due to cool conditions. After pressing, the dried grapes are partially de-stemmed, fermented for about 45 days in large Slavonian oak botti, at very cold, natural temperatures until the sugar has completely transformed to alcohol, and malolactic occurs. The wine is aged 3 years: 60% in 30-40 hectoliter Slavonian oak botti; 40% in 600-liter Slavonian and Allier oak casks, new and 1, 2 and 3 yrs. old; minimum 6 months in bottle.

Tasting note:
Intense, generous cherry, plum and spice aromas, with clove and cinnamon notes. Full-bodied flavors show soft tannins and bright acidity to balance the intense richness. Long finish has baked fruit and chocolate traces.

Food pairing:
Red meats, game, quail, full-flavored dishes, strong cheeses (parmesan and pecorino) and perfect after dinner.

Technical data:
GRAPES: 75% Corvina, 20% Rondinella, 5% Molinara
APPELLATION: Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC
PH: 3.54
ACIDITY: 5.95 g/L
ABV: 16.04%
AGING: 3 yrs. in 600-liter Slavonian and Allier oak casks: 1, 2 and 3 yrs. old; min. 6 months in bottle


Ratings & Reviews

96 Points - James Suckling:
"This is a big and rich Amarone with depth and complexity. Full body with lots of dried fruits and chocolate. A long, flavorful finish. Very impressive. A classic style. Drink now." - 24 Apr, 2018

95 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Enticing on the nose, with notes of ripe fruit and woodsy spice, this elegant, full-bodied Amarone shows lovely integration, marrying dense, fine-grained tannins and a tar-tinged, minerally underpinning with a range of mulled black cherry, dried thyme, loamy earth, prune and bergamot flavors that expand on the palate and finish. A beauty. Drink now through 2031. 1,266 cases made, 100 cases imported. — AN" (Issue Jul 31, 2018)

92 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:

"Underbrush, tobacco leaf, toasted oak and leather aromas lead the way. It's tight and concentrated, offering cassis, kirsch, prune, clove and licorice alongside firm, close-grained tannins that grip the close. It closes on a hazelnut note. Drink 2023–2031." - (Kobrand)



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