Masi earns the “Winery of the Year” title in the Three-Glass Italian Wines Guide 2018 from Gambero Rosso
Marco Sabellico, editor in charge of the “Winery of the Year” Special Prize, commented: "The history of the Boscaini family is closely linked to that of Valpolicella: the first documented evidence of their presence in the area dates back to 1772, and is also evidence of their involvement in wine, which has grown and made their links with the territory stronger, generation after generation… Over seven generations of the Bosciani family, their Amarone has landed on the export market in 120 countries of the world. Through it all, the company has kept it identity as being family run. Innovation has always been a big factor, one example being the foundation of the Masi Technical Group in the mid-eighties...Today, Masi Amarone is an ancient wine of extraordinary modernity. Sumptuous and robust, the child of its terroir, of an expert appassimento and long maturation in 660-litre Veronese casks, perfect for its evolution process. At the heart of this success is the expertise of the Boscaini family, who have explored their own roots and found their own identity in the history and culture of the territory. Nearly 250 years after their company was born the Boscainis really deserve a prize for what they have done so far. It’s richly deserved. Masi is the Winery of the Year for us.”
For Sandro Boscaini, president of Masi: “We’re honoured to receive this additional recognition from Gambero Rosso following the Three Glasses awarded to our Conte Federico Riserva
2012 and Amarone cru Campolongo di Torbe
2011. Bearing the fact that there’s no shortage of Italian competition in mind, Veneto retains indisputably superior qualities, recognised worldwide. This award goes not only to Masi and its Amaroni, but to all the serious growers who have followed it and see their wines among the elite Italian companies who have earned Three Glasses from Gambero Rosso.”
The prestigious accolade follows many other national and international ones that have set Masi’s trophy cabinet apart in recent years. To name just a few: the Leonardo “Italian Quality” Prize, “European Winery of the Year” from Wine Enthusiast, “Winery of the Year” from Wine & Spirits, “Critics Choice” from Wine Spectator.