Costasera: the slopes which face the sunset are the best ones in Valpolicella Classica for producing a high-quality Amarone. Here, where the day is longer, the vines, which overlook Lake Garda, benefit from the reflection of its light and its milder climate.
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 finest wood types.
Appellation: Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC
Grape Variety: Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara and Oseleta
Opaque ruby red. Nose: plums and baked cherries, with hints of toasted coffee. Palate: majestic and elegant, cherries preserved in spirit, and bitter cocoa. Attractively long finish.
Ideal with red meat, game and mature cheeses. Fine after-dinner drink.
18°C. It requires being decanted.