Excellent ratings for wines from Masi and its Historic Venetian Estates from “The Ultimate Guide to Italian Wine 2018”
by Daniele Cernilli.
The Campolongo di Torbe 2011, a fine Amarone cru from the Cantina Privata Boscaini
, receives an outstanding 96/100 and is defined as a monument to oenology, together with the Amarone Costasera 2012, 93/100, and the Recioto Amandorlato Mezzanella 2011, 94/100.
An icon of the historic Possessioni Serego Alighieri
, the Vaio Armaron 2012, an Amarone of extraordinary strength and complexity, receives an excellent rating of 93/100, while the elegant Valpolicella Classico Superiore MontePiazzo 2013 is the recipient of 90/100.
The boast of the noble Conti Bossi Fedrigotti
estate and the first Bordeaux blend in Italy, the Fojaneghe 2013 receives a rating of 92/100.
The Vigneto del Faè Dosaggio Zero 2016 Prosecco Superiore from Canevel also receives a rating of no less than 92/100.
Descriptive notes on the wines follow:Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Campolongo di Torbe
2011 - 96/100
From 70% Corvina, 25% Rondinella and Molinara grapes. Three years in barrels of different sizes. Deep, intense ruby garnet red. Broad, airy, complex nose, scents of Marasca and Amarena sour cherries, cocoa, vanilla, cardamom and tobacco. Powerful, warm and very youthful flavour, dense yet harmonious tannins and outstanding persistence. The classic quality of Amarone finds one of its finest manifestations.Recioto della Valpolicella Classico Amandorlato Mezzanella
2011 - 94/100
From 70% Corvina, 25% Rondinella and Molinara grapes. Barrique for two years. Deep, intense ruby red. Broad, complex aromas of Visciola sour cherry preserve, cocoa, sweet spices and pastries. Sweet but tense flavour, warm, full, rich and with body, harmonious tannins and endless persistence.Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Costasera
2012 - 93/100
From 70% Corvina grapes, Rondinella, Oseleta and Molinara for the remainder. Barrels of different sizes for 24 months. Vivid ruby garnet red. Intense fragrance, of Marasca sour cherry, cocoa and tobacco, with spicy notes and subtle woodland undertone. Bold, warm flavour, with great body and long finish.Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Vajo Armaron
2012 - 93/100
From 65% Corvina, 20% Rondinella and Molinara grapes. Three years in cherry wood barrels. Intense ruby garnet red. Highly structured, classic olfactory profile. Notes of maraschino cherries, Visciola sour cherry preserve, a touch of cocoa, blond tobacco and some hints of menthol in the background. Warm flavour with body, tannins that are somewhat young but promising and great persistence to finish.Valpolicella Classico Superiore MontePiazzo
2013 - 90/100
From 70% Corvina, 25% Rondinella and Molinara grapes. Barrels of different sizes for 24 months. Dense, intense ruby red. Enveloping and typical, well measured wood, spicy and airy, with notes of Amarena sour cherry. Harmonious, tense flavour, young tannins, warm and persistent.Fojaneghe
2013 - 92/100
From 45% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc and Teroldego grapes. Barrique for 18 months. Deep, intense ruby red. Very fragrant on the nose, with notes of pine resin, mint, berry and a spicy, woodland undertone. Harmonious, tense and balanced flavour, with harmonious, barely hinted, tannins, smooth and elegant body.Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Vigneto del Faè Dosage Zero
2016 - 90/100
From Glera grapes. Charmat method. Pale green-straw yellow, dense, rapid perlage. Highly varietal on the nose, wisteria and acacia flowers, yeasts, Reinette apple. Lively, smooth, tense flavour, with excellent acidity, fresh and light.