Wine Masi Serego Alighieri, "Anniversario", 2008
Wine of deep dark red color with purple reflections.
The wine has a well balanced flavor with fruity notes, nuances of cherry jam, sweetish notes of cinnamon, cloves and dry aftertaste with fruity notes.
The aroma of wine amazingly complex and surprisingly pleasant, it captured the typical Valpolicella wine region cherry tones, polished notes of sweet spices and motifs reminiscent of delicious jam.
The wine is excellent with game, red meat, roast beef and lamb, as well as seasoned cheeses.
Wine "Anniversario" made of grapes Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara, grown in vineyards in the region of Valpolicella Classico DOC, near the town of St. Ambrogio di Valpolicella on land belonging to the family of Alighieri. The vines grow on red soil with a good layer of humus and a high content of limestone. After harvest in mid-October, berries tested in steel fermentation tank at a temperature of 24-26 ° C for 2 weeks. After fermentation, the wine undergoes a secondary malolactic fermentation with the addition of dried grapes of the same varieties at a temperature of 18-20 ° C for 15 days. Excerpt wine is held for 18 months in oak barrels, as well as about 4 months - 600-liter barrels made of cherry wood. Aging process continues for another six months after bottling. Potential wine storage "Anniversario" - 8-10 years.
Climatic conditions during 2008 were favorable way for the maturation of the grapes. Torrential rains that have taken place all the spring months, not create more problems. Seasonal temperature fluctuations do not deviate significantly from the traditional to the region.
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.
For nearly 40 years, Masi collaborates with estate Serego Alighieri, located on a small hill on the 130 hectares of land in the zone of Valpolicella. Historically important and fertile land on which grapes are grown, fruit and olive trees owned by the descendants of the great poet Dante in 1353. For more than VI centuries, these open spaces are passed from hand to hand, while remaining the property of the family. Today receiver family business growing vine Serego Alighieri - a representative of the 20th generation of the genus. The estate is made amazing by its elegant and harmonious wines that are known far beyond Italy. The company recently Ointments together with Serego Alighieri purchased a vineyard in Tuscany "Poderi del Bello Olive" in the Val d'Orcia, symbolizing a return to the family Alighieri historical roots.