2013 Masi Costasera Riserva Amarone
It wouldn’t be Waterford without offering the Insiders something now, would it?
Here it is – Masi’s Amarone Classico Riserva Costasera. Please note, this offer is for the Amarone Classico Riserva Costasera – NOT the Amarone Classico Costasera. The Riserva is their absolute highest-tier, top-notch Amarone.
“Powerful, complex aromas of dried plums, with ‘balsamic’ (anise, fennel, mint) traces. Quite dry (not sweet), soft and with bright acidity, with baked cherry, chocolate and cinnamon flavors and structured, noble tannins.
“Pair with grilled or roasted red meats, game, and hard cheeses like parmesan. Considered a ‘wine for meditation,’ to be sipped on its own, this is also a perfect after-dinner wine.”
“Proud, majestic, complex and exuberant: this is a special cru version of Masi’s gentle giant, Costasera. A benchmark for the Amarone category, which, together with Barolo and Brunello, makes up the aristocracy of the Italian wine world. Here Masi’s unrivalled expertise in the Appassimento technique is used to give the grapes a long period of further ripening on bamboo racks and an ageing period for the wine of at least three years in casks made from the fi nest wood types. The expert use of indigenous grapes for the Valpolicella Classica area – Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara – is enriched by the addition of the unique Oseleta, a grape variety rediscovered by Masi.” – James Suckling