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Date Printed: 8/23/2014
Masi Campofiorin Rosso del Veronese 2005
Masi Campofiorin Rosso del Veronese 2005
(search item no. 94611)
Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 8/23/2014: $16.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

70% Corvina, 25% Rondinella, 5% Molinara

Created in 1964, Campofiorin is the original product of the personal interpretation by Masi's technicians of an ancient vinification system used in Verona and technically known as "refermentation". Masi is proud to have created a completely new category in the ranks of Veronese winemaking, a class of wines that stands between the elegant simplicity of the classic wine types and the complex majesty of the Amarone, a benchmark category for other wines. Campofiorin, of course, with its unique personality, will always remain the primus inter pares of "Supervenetian reds."

Deep ruby red color with violet tinges on the edges. Intense bouquet with hints of ripe berry fruit, baked plums and cherries. Ample on the palate, full-bodied and velvety with characteristic hints of bitter cherries and cooked fruit. Attractive aftertaste with a hint of walnut.

Perfect with many different kinds of food such as pasta with rich sauces (based on meat or mushrooms), grilled or roasted red meats, game and mature cheeses.

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About Masi:

Masi's production strategy aims to emphasize the personality of each single product, while maintaining a recognizable Venetian style. In 1958, Masi was in the forefront of the work to identify the historic "cru" vineyard sites for Amarone. In 1964, Campofiorin was the first in a new category of wines, reinventing the technique of double fermentation and continually updating it. Masi has also updated the style of Amarone, using new appassimento and vinification technologies.

Masi wines are modern, attractive, well-balanced and easily identifiable; characteristics which have earned Masi recognition for having "revolutionized the art of wine-making in the Venetian region." Hugh Johnson defines Masi as "a touchstone for Veronese wines."