Wine Masi, "Mazzano", Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC, 2006
Dark ruby-red color with a brown tint.
Taste wines - elegant, powerful, with a silky texture, with notes of blueberry, cherry, spice and variety of complex, rich aftertaste.
Powerful aroma of the wine reveals notes of cherry, plum and spices - cloves, cinnamon, cumin, white pepper, anise and others.
The wine is recommended to serve red meat, venison, quail, with seasoned, spicy cheeses such as Parmesan and pecorino or as a digestif after a meal.
"Mazzano" - a fine example of this Amarone, strict and majestic wine, extracting particular benefit from aging in small barrels. Vintage for "Mazzano" collected historic vineyard, exceptional quality which was already known in the XII century. The volume of production "Mazzano" very limited. Vintage 2006 was released in the amount of 14,200 bottles.
"Mazzano" produced by ancient technology with slightly dried grapes. After the harvest in September and October berries are laid on bamboo lattice. In February, the total volume is reduced by 35-40% on grapes produced in limited quantities noble rot, aided by cold alpine climate. After gentle pressing grapes left to ferment in large Slavonian oak barrels for 45 days at ambient temperatures. Extract of wine is three years in 600-liter barrels of Slavonian oak and French oak Allier, and then another six months before - in bottles. Wine storage capacity is 35-40 years.
Masi family winery located in the region of Veneto Valpolicella in the east, is a dynamic and innovative company. The name of the winery takes its name from the first vineyard "Vaio dei Masi" - "Little Valley Ointments" acquired Boskaini family in 1772. Repurchase of new sites in the classic areas - Bardolino, Valpolicella and Soave, the company gradually increases the volume of wine production, improving its quality. In the production of modern high-quality wines at the winery Masi uses only local grapes. The winery uses the traditional approach in the manufacture of wines, based on a combination of respect for the terroir and the latest technology. Wines are produced by conventional methods with the use of technology "appassimento" and double fermentation.
The total area of vineyards Masi is 160 ha 17 vineyards located in the classic Valpolicella zone and 8 vineyards in Bardolino and Soave. Ointments parallel cooperating with family Serego Alighieri - Dante's descendants, who possess vineyards in Garganyago with 1353, with the Argentine company Masi Tupungato and the count's family Bossi Fedrigotti, family vineyards which are located on the banks of the Adige River.