Riserva di Costasera Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC

Masi Agricola

Riserva di Costasera Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC play

Region: Italy / Veneto

Majestic, complex and exuberant, this special cru of Costasera is a benchmark for Amarone, which complements Barolo and Brunello as the aristocracy of the Italian wine world. Masi's unrivalled expertise in the appassimento method gives the grapes a long period of further ripening on bamboo racks. Ageing period is a minimum three years in casks made of the finest wood types. Expert use of Valpolicella Classica’s indigenous Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara grapes is enhanced by the unique Oseleta variety, rediscovered by Masi. Costasera’s slopes face the sunset, making this the best terroir in Valpolicella Classico. With a longer day, vines that face Lake Garda bask in reflected light, receiving more sunlight, with soft breezes.

96 Points

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2011 vintage
93 Points

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2011 vintage
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tasting note

This opaque ruby-red wine has aromas of plums and baked cherries, with toasted coffee notes. In the mouth are majestic and elegant flavors of preserved cherries in spirits and bitter cocoa, before a long finish.

food pairing

Ideal with red meat, game and mature cheeses, and makes a fine after-dinner wine.

points of distinction

  • This special cru of Costasera is an Amarone benchmark, joining Barolo and Brunello as the aristocracy of the Italian wine world.
  • Masi's expertise with appassimento gives the grapes a long period of ripening on bamboo racks.
  • Valpolicella Classico’s indigenous grapes are complemented by the Oseleta grape, a variety rediscovered by Masi.
  • Costasera’s slopes face the sunset, making this the best terroir in Valpolicella Classico. Since the 1960s, Masi experts have confirmed the superiority of west-facing sites.
  • Riserva di Costasera can age for 30-35 years.
  • 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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