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Prestigious awards in the 2022 wine guides and from international critics

Top marks from the main wine guides for the Campolongo di Torbe 2013: 3 Glasses from Gambero Rosso, 4 Vines from the AIS Vitae 2022 Guide, 5 Bunches from Bibenda and 3 Gold Stars from the Gold Wine Guide of Veronelli.

The Amarone Costasera 2016 is also rewarded: in the Top 100 of the Verona Wine Guide, Qualità Diffusa 2022 prize in the Essential Guide to the Wines of Italy by Daniele Cernilli and top marks assigned by international critic James Suckling.

With the Amarone Mazzano 2012, Masi participates, amongst some of the world’s greatest cellars, in the Wine Spectator New York Wine Experience.

Masi wines are confirmed as amongst the excellences on the national and international vine-growing and wine-making scene, thanks to the excellent performance in the 2022 edition of the main industry guides and the appreciation shown by the international wine critics, as recognition of the excellent quality that has been the hallmark of the Valpolicella cellars’ production for seven generations now.

The 2013 harvest has given the public of enthusiasts and connoisseurs an Amarone set to go down in history: the Campolongo di Torbe, a cru produced in the traditional vineyard by the same name in the municipality of Negrar, which obtains maximum scores in the wine guides: Gambero Rosso – 3 Glasses –, Bibenda – 5 bunches –, AIS Vitae – 4 Vines - and the Gold Guide Wines of Veronelli – 3Three Gold Stars – with a score of 95/100.

The Amarone Costasera 2016, the result of Masi’s recognised expertise in the technique of appassimento, is amongst the very top wines listed in the Essential Guide to Wines of Italy 2022 signed by Daniele Cernilli “DoctorWine” with a score of 94/100, also awaiting it the special "Qualità Diffusa” prize, which acknowledges the high quality of a wine, even when produced in large quantities. The majestic Amarone is also listed amongst the Top 100 of the Guide to Wines of Verona 2022 and internationally obtained 96 points from James Suckling, the highest score ever awarded by the wine critic to Masi’s flagship wine worldwide.

“Masi’s Amarone wines have earned it international fame - hence my nickname “Mister Amarone” - and, of the many prestigious awards received, the “Qualità Diffusa 2022” given us for our Costasera, today available in 140 different countries, is particularly important” commented Sandro Boscaini,  Masi’s President. “Producing a single Amarone vineyard takes great effort, but it takes equally great effort to develop this icon red so representative of Valpolicella, the vintage, the superior quality and the typical consistency that makes it so authentic, unique and recognisable. The special Doctor Wine award equates to a certification of the validity of the formula that the whole of the Masi team has fine-tuned over the years”.

 Masi CEO Federico Girotto added: “We are very happy to have taken part with our Amarone Mazzano 2012 in the ‘New York Wine Experience’, the prestigious event to which we once again this year had the honour of being invited, run by Wine Spectator, in a review involving the very best of international wines. This was the first edition to be held post-Covid: a qualifying opportunity to speed up the import and distribution work of Masi in the United States, where last year we launched a new route-to-market by means of Santa Margherita USA”.

Another important international mention comes from Canada for the Amarone Riserva Costasera 2015, which obtains the Or 2021 at the 28th edition of the Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada Grand Or 2021, the only competition of North America to be sponsored by the International Organisation of Vines and Wine (OIV) and the World Federation of Major International Wine and Spirits (VINOFED).

History and excellence meet in another great wine, the Recioto della Valpolicella Classico Amandorlato Mezzanella 2015, a historic cru that, with its particular complexity and characteristic almond after-taste obtains the special mention “Faccino” Doctor Wine with a score of 95/100 assigned by the Essential Guide to Wines of Italy 2022.

 Acknowledgements and recognitions also come for the wines of the historic estates of the Masi Group: Montepiazzo Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2018 features amongst the Top 100 of the Guide to Wines of Verona 2022. The Serego Alighieri label is also in the Essential Guide to Wines of Italy “Doctor Wine” with 90 points. It rewards the spumantes Terre del Faè and Campofalco 2020 Canevel respectively with 91 and 92 points and, for the Count Bossi Fedrigotti estates, the TrentoDoc Riserva Conte Federico 2017 with 92 points and, awarded 93 points, the Fojaneghe - special release 2007 celebrating 60 years of this iconic wine. Another acknowledgement was earned by the Trentino cellars for the Mas'Est Marzemino, which once again receives the Regional Price Quality prize in the guide “Bere Bene 2022” published by Gambero Rosso.

Moreover, this year too, Masi is named amongst the 50 best cellars of the year chosen by the Italian edition of the international magazine Food & Wine.

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