October 18, 2017
Masi Agriolca was named “Winery of the Year” by Gambero Rosso
Masi earns the “Winery of the Year” title in the Three-Glass Italian Wines Guide 2018 from Gambero Rosso.
The Special Award was communicated by the man responsible for assigning it, Marco Sabellico: “Masi, present in our guide from the very first year of publication, has been a technical and qualitative point of reference for Valpolicella for more than fifty years and has contributed more than anyone else to the success of its wine-making region and its aristocratic Amarone wine, an ambassador for Italian quality in the world.” And it’s precisely for “having put Amarone and Veronese wines at centre stage internationally, and more” that the wine brand based in Gargagnago della Valpolicella in the province of Verona earned this accolade amid the 2,485 wineries reviewed by the guide.
For Sandro Boscaini, president of Masi: “We’re honoured to receive this additional recognition from Gambero Rosso following the Three Glasses awarded to our Conte Federico Riserva 2012 and Amarone cru Campolongo di Torbe 2011. Bearing the fact that there’s no shortage of Italian competition in mind, Veneto retains indisputably superior qualities, recognised worldwide. This award goes not only to Masi and its Amaroni, but to all the serious growers who have followed it and see their wines among the elite Italian companies who have earned Three Glasses from Gambero Rosso.”
The prestigious accolade follows many other national and international ones that have set Masi’s trophy cabinet apart in recent years. To name just a few: the Leonardo “Italian Quality” Prize, “European Winery of the Year” from Wine Enthusiast, “Winery of the Year” from Wine & Spirits, “Critics Choice” from Wine Spectator.