Wine Masi Serego Alighieri, "Vaio Armaron", 2005
Wine rich dark red.
Fine noble wine with a rich, pleasant taste that affects its multilayered, where the shades are replaced sweetish fruit nuances of almonds, which give way to the overtones of cocoa and coffee.
The aroma of wine plays hints of fruit preserved in alcohol, spicy sweet faceted motifs, cinnamon and vanilla.
Wine is disclosed in conjunction with game, red meat, roast quail, mature cheeses, especially with pecorino and parmesan.
Wine "Vaio Armaron" from the company Masi Serego Alighieri is made of grapes Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara grown in the vineyard "Vaio", which is located in a small valley of natural origin Amarone della Valpolicella in the Classico DOC. Height planting vineyards, with southwest exposure is 230-265 meters above sea level. For the area is characterized by red soil, rich in humus, limestone and clay.
"Vaio Armaron" created by playing the ancient practice of "decay" of grapes, when by natural drying and ventilation berries lose about 40% of its weight. Wine fermented for 48 days in large Slavonian oak barrels, and then conducted a secondary malolactic fermentation. Excerpt wine also took place in several stages - it was 3 years in oak barrels, 4 months - in 600-liter barrels made of cherry wood and 5 months - in bottles. Aging potential of wine is 25-30 years.
Vintage 2005 has surpassed its quality vintage 2004, although the rate of productivity and fell by 20%. 2005 was characterized by typical spring sunny and warm climate, rainy June and July very warm with strong gusts of wind.
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. 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.