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.
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.
Grape Varieties Corvina, Rondinella, Oseleta, Molinara
Prizes and accolades
Look: 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.
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.
Brolo Campofiorin Oro
Rosa dei Masi
Moxxé Pinot Grigio & Verduzzo
Casal dei Ronchi
Grappa di Vaio
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Condiment Made From Cooked Grape Must
Italian Acacia Honey
Riso Vialone Nano