Masi is one of the best known producers in Italy. The 1,200-acre estate is outside of Verona, in the Veneto region. It was established by the Boscaini family in the 18th century and is today still owned and operated by the Boscainis, who have wine ventures elsewhere in Italy as well as in Argentina. Masi is known for its Amarones though it makes a wide range of wines including whites, roses and sparkling. Gambero Rosso has noted that Masi?s wines, ?especially the more ambitious labels, are a marvelous union of tradition and modernity.?
(90 points) Opaque inky-ruby. Bright, fresh aromas of dark plum, dried herbs and brown spices. Then not especially fruity in the mouth, but with slightly austere herbal and inky nuances to the subdued dark berry flavors present. Finishes long, fresh and with a light on its feet quality, picking up some sweet red fruit nuances on the back end. (16% alcohol) -- Ian D'Agata?