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Masi - Campofiorin 2015

Information

  • Country: Italy
  • Wine Region: Veneto
  • Grape: Corvina
  • Grape Percentage: 70% Corvina, 25% Rondinella, 5% Molinara
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Food Matching

Food Matching

Exceptionally versatile. Good with pasta dishes dressed with rich sauces (meat or mushrooms); full-blooded grilled or roast red meat, and game. Ideal with well-aged cheese.

Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 89 (2014) JR: 16.5 (2009) WS: 88 (2012) JS: 92 (2014) WE: 90 (2014)

Description

This is the original Supervenetian created by Masi in 1964 and internationally recognised as a wine of “stupendous body and complexity”, the prototype for a new category of wines from the Veneto inspired by the Amarone production method (Burton Anderson). Its own production method was described by Hugh Johnson as “an ingenious technique”.

Wine tasting notes

Intense ruby red colour. Ripe cherries and sweet spices on the nose. Rich, intense cherries and berry fruit; good length and soft tannins.

Winery Information

Masi

Masi is an iconic producer based in the Valpolicella region of the Veneto in north-east Italy who are appreciated worldwide for the quality of their wines, making products that express the style, characteristics and values of the area. The company is owned by the Boscaini family, but the name derives from the valley acquired by the family in Valpolicella at the end of the 18th century called the “Vaio dei Masi”, which translates to “tiny valley of Masi”, and this became their first.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2014)89 pts

The 2014 Campofiorin represents a special 50th anniversary (1964-2014) bottling of this unique wine. The bouquet is steady and smooth in delivery with a steady succession of black fruit flavors followed by smoke, ash, licorice and road pavement. Campofiorin is a Valpolicella-inspired red blend that sees a secondary fermentation on the skins of Amarone. This process gives the wine intensity and power that is just one step shy of its big brother Amarone. This vintage is a touch leaner and thinner in terms of mouthfeel. Happy birthday Campofiorin.

JancisRobinson.com (2009)16.5 pts

Tasted May 2013 - More sweet/sour cherry on the palate and some oak sweetness/vanilla on the finish. Classic Veneto flavours with attractively dry tannins on the long finish. Probably needs food. Alcohol remarkably restrained. Still very youthful. (JH)

Wine Spectator (2012)88 pts

Lightly chewy, this easy-drinking red features wild strawberry, dried herb, orange peel and spice notes.

James Suckling (2014)92 pts

This shows iron, dried cherries and violets too. Ripe and juicy with dark fruit flavors that conclude with a wonderful dried apricot-like finish. Drink now.

Wine Enthusiast (2014)90 pts

You'll find alluring scents of iris, blackberry and nutmeg on this blend of 70% Corvina, 25% Rondinella and 5% Molinara. The savory palate delivers ripe plum, black cherry, carob and a touch of licorice alongside fine-grained tannins. Enjoy through 2022.

Vinification Notes

Masi double fermentation method. Fermented wine from the fresh grapes is re-fermented with 25% of whole semi-dried (dried for about six weeks) grapes of the same varieties. This fermentation lasts for about 15 days at 18-20°C. The malolactic takes place immediately afterwards. The process enriches the wine in alcohol, in colour, in extracts and in soft and elegant tannins, bringing also new flavours and perfumes at the same time. Maturation : Minimum 18 months in wood, 2/3 in Slavonian oak barrels of 90 hl, 1/3 in Allier and Slavonian new barrels of 600 liters, and min. 3 months bottle ageing.