Masi Amarone Della Valpolicella Mazzano  2003 750ml
SKU 751977

Masi Amarone Della Valpolicella Mazzano 2003

Masi - Veneto - Italy - Valpolicella

Professional Wine Reviews for Masi Amarone Della Valpolicella Mazzano 2003

Rated 93 by Wine Spectator
Offers aromas of prune and date, with a good dose of oak that takes on a coffee grinds character on the palate. Full-bodied and sturdy, with a combination of fruit and oak tannins that give a long, firm finish, carrying a concentrated core of fruit. Mazzano is always a big, chewy wine when young. Needs lots of time. Best after 2011.
Rated 92 by Robert Parker
The 2003 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Mazzano is a large-scaled, full-throttle wine loaded with super-ripe dark fruit, mocha, chocolate, leather, grilled herbs and spices. The fruit verges...
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Winery: Masi

Varietal: Corvina Blend

The Corvina varietal grape has been long associated with the region of Veneto in Italy, where it is a native varietal which flourishes in the warm and windy climate of this area. In recent decades, it has been planted in several New World countries, where wine makers are often experimenting with traditional Italian varietals in an attempt to emulate their fine wines. Corvina grapes are a key ingredient in several of Italy's best known and most loved wines, including Amarone and Valpolicella, two excellent aged red wines which make the most of Corvina's high acidity levels and wonderful flavors of almond and sour cherry. The Corvina grape has plenty of pigment in its thick skins, resulting in quite a vivid crimson colored wine Ė an attribute which is also widely celebrated by vintners across the world.

Region: Veneto

Veneto in north-eastern Italy has always been associated with viticulture, being one of the most historically important regions in Italy and Europe at large, and having a strong tradition of trade and innovation. The history of the region has clearly had an effect on the wine which is produced there, as the influence of neighboring countries such as Austria is clear in the refreshing, clean and alpine flavored white wines which are typical of Veneto's wine culture and present in the excellent and famous Soave wines. Although over fifty-five percent of the ninety thousand hectares Veneto has under vine is used for the production of white wines, the region also produces some superb red wines which use a wide range of native and imported grape varietals. These include Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon, alongside more traditional red grapes associated with Italian wines.

Country: Italy

It isn't difficult to understand why Italy is famed not just for the quality of its wines, but also for the vast variety and range of characteristics found in the wines there. The terrain of the country varies wildly, from the lush rolling green hills and valley of Tuscany, to the sun drenched rocky coasts of Sicily, the mountainous and alpine regions of the north, and the marshy lowlands of the east. Italy really does have a little bit of everything. Combine this huge range of landscapes with an almost perfect climate for grape cultivation, and you have a country seemingly designed for viticultural excellence. The results speak for themselves, and it is clear to see that wine has become an inseparable part of Italian culture as a result of its abundance and brilliance. Each village, city and region has a local wine perfectly matched with the cuisine of the area, and not an evening passes without the vast majority of Italian families raising a glass of locally sourced wine with pride and pleasure.