Grapes: Refosco, Raboso and other local grapes (proprietary Masi blend)
The Latin root for the word ‘Modello’ is modus, the same as the Italian word for fashion, ‘moda.’ Masi’s vineyards are the finest hillside terroirs in the Veneto. Fruit comes from selected foothill vineyards, particularly the Stra’ del Milione estate at Castions di Strada, Friuli, with varied soil types, mainly calcareous sediments on basalt and clay. The grapes are a proprietary Masi blend of local grapes Refosco, Raboso and other varieties. Each variety is harvested separately; the Raboso is picked slightly later. Controlled-temperature fermentation is carried out the end of October in stainless steel tanks with selected yeasts and skin contact from 15-20 days, depending on the grape and fermentation with selected yeasts takes 22 days at 77° - 82°F. The wine completes malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged 10 months; 70% in large Slavonian oak botti and 30% in small Allier oak barrels, followed by one month in bottle.
Critics Challenge Competition2013 vintage
San Francisco International Wine Competition2013 vintage
In Friuli the 2012/2013 winter temperatures were inconsistent and there was copious rainfall. Budding was later than in 2012, but in line with historical norms. Weather conditions were generally benign, especially in the period from the end of May to the first ten days of June, which is when the most important grape varieties have their flowering period. High temperatures in the summer months, assisted by adequate rainfall, meant that veraison and ripening were slightly earlier than normal, making up for the initial delay in budding. Picking began on 14th September for Raboso and 20th September for Refosco.
Fresh aromas of licorice and fruity blackberries and raspberries. Similar, well-balanced flavors are supported by lively acidity in this easy-to-drink wine.
This versatile wine pairs with various dishes (soups, pasta and risottos), as well as simple and substantial red-meat dishes or fresh cheeses.
GRAPES: Refosco, Raboso and other local grapes (proprietary Masi blend)
APPELLATION: Rosso delle Venezie IGT
ACIDITY: 5.30 g/l
points of distinction
- An innovative wine with the unmistakable style of the Veneto, crafted from native grapes, traditional methods and Masi’s exceptional vineyards
- The Latin root for 'Modello' is modus; same as Italian word for fashion, ‘moda’
- Made from proprietary Masi blend of local grapes Refosco, Raboso and others
“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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