Bonacosta Valpolicella Classico DOC

Masi Agricola

Bonacosta Valpolicella Classico DOC play

Region: Italy / Veneto

A classic in the great Veronese tradition, Bonacosta is crafted in a contemporary style to make the wine elegant, simple and fresh. Bonacosta is named for an area at the foot of the slopes where Masi grows grapes for Amarone, where gentle hillside vineyards have rich topsoil, soft valley breezes and excellent exposition. In the hills of the historic Valpolicella Classico zone, these vineyards have red calcareous sediment over basalt soils. Grapes are harvested separately; mid-September for Molinara and Rondinella, end of September for Corvina. Fermentation is at controlled temperatures using selected yeasts. Period of skin contact differs for Corvina and other grapes. Fermentation is followed by complete malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged in 60-90 hl. Slavonian oak botti. A percentage of Corvina is aged in Allier and Slavonian small oak casks, new, followed by a period in bottle.

88 Points

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2013 vintage
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tasting note

This vibrant red wine has intense and inviting cherry aromas, with violet hints. In the mouth, the wine shows unmistakably fresh cherry flavors with vanilla notes, balancing acidity and silky tannins.

food pairing

This versatile wine pairs with soups, pasta and risottos, with simple and more substantial red-meat dishes, and with fresh cheeses.

points of distinction

  • A classic in the great Veronese tradition, Bonacosta is crafted in a contemporary style to make the wine elegant, simple and fresh.
  • Bonacosta is the area at the foot of the slopes where Masi grows grapes for Amarone.
  • Ernest Hemingway has called Valpolicella “a light, dry red wine, as congenial as a brother’s house.”
  • Pairs with soups, pasta and risottos, with simple and more substantial red-meat dishes, and with fresh cheeses.
  • about the grape +
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“Masi wines must have a recognizable character, a unique style, and be approachable and pleasant to drink.” – RAFFAELE BOSCAINI, GENERAL COORDINATOR OF MASI TECHNICAL GROUP


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