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Date Printed: 4/19/2014
Masi Campofiorin Rosso del Veronese 2008
Masi Campofiorin Rosso del Veronese 2008
(search item no. 114819)
International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 4/19/2014: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep bright red color with purple edges. Ripe, fresh fruit and raisined fruit equally prominent on the nose combined with sweet spices, especially vanilla and cinnamon. Ample and complex on the palate, but well rounded and very easy to drink at the same time. The aftertaste has ripe fruit, cherry and bilberry flavors on the finish with hints of vanilla. Good length on the finish.

A very versatile wine. 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."