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2021 harvest: for Masi, an excellent year is confirmed
29 October 2021
An excellent quality harvest in the historic vineyards of the Verona-based cellars in Valpolicella Classica. Appassimento gets underway in the fruit-drying rooms.
With the harvesting of the Oseleta, a late-ripening ancient autochthonous variety of Verona that was rediscovered by Masi in the 1980s, today marks the close of the 2021 Valpolicella Classica harvest, as confirmation of an excellent year for the wines of the Verona-based cellars; the announcement comes from the Masi Technical Group with a report that shows the good harvest performance and availability of high quality grapes.
The delicate phase of appassimento now starts, with the grapes left to rest on bamboo grates in the specific drying rooms for more than 100 days, during the winter months. Appassimento is the process of natural partial dehydration of the grapes to obtain a greater concentration of colours, aromas and flavours in the wine, like in the Amarone, which is the supreme expression of the genre. Masi has acknowledged expertise in the technique of appassimento.
The Masi Expertise AppaXXImento symbol on the label certifies Masi’s specialisation in the 21st century, guaranteeing the authenticity and quality of its wines.