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Date Printed: 7/22/2014
Masi Costasera Amarone Classico 2005
Masi Costasera Amarone Classico 2005
(search item no. 95619)
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The Wine News rating: 91 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $52.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 95 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep ruby red color with violet tinges to the edges. Clean, very powerful and complex on the nose with good alcoholic backbone amid the sweet aromas of dried prunes and raisins. Soft and dry on the palate with typical baked cherry flavors mixed with hints of cocoa and cinnamon. Attractively long finishing and full-bodied with soft tannins.

Amarone is a full-bodied wine for grilled or roasted red meats, game, and strong tasty cheeses, such as Parmesan.

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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."