Amarone of Masi

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The Boscaini family have been the owners of the Masi Winery in the Veneto region of Italy for six generations, and specialize in the production of Amarones and Reciotos. In 1964, Masi rediscovered and refined the technique of double fermentation using semi-dried grapes, essentially updating the style of Amarone by using new vinification techniques. Their Amarones are now considered ‘new world’ in style, and indeed, Masi has even established vineyards in Argentina, using the same vinification processes with the Malbec grape.

Join us as we talk with Sandro about the unique method of apassimento, a process of drying the grapes for over 3-months, and hear why Masi isn’t making your father’s Amarone any more.

For more info on Masi Winery: www.masi.it

Sponsor: The Beaches of South Walton: www.beachesofsouthwalton.com

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5 Responses to “Amarone of Masi”


  1. 1 John D. Apr 1st, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    Great show! Although I love all the Pinot discussion, this was a great change of pace. I felt for Eric, since I too have only a few Italian wines in my cellar. Italy is sort of the weak spot in my wine knowledge. If I knew more, I think I’d appreciate these wines more. Thanks for giving us Mr. Boscaini’s insight – he was a great source of information. Thanks for branching out and keeping us really well informed. Really great show, keep them coming guys!!!

  2. 2 AJ Apr 1st, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    Awesome show! It was a great pleasure to hear Sandro tell his story. His strong

    command of the English language speaks to his many years on the road telling

    of his life’s passion. Variety is the spice of life and the Italians still have many of

    the other wine producing countries beat when it comes to diversity and individual-

    ism. I also enjoyed the interview with Luca Currado of Vietti. What a character!

    Eric, Here are a few Italian areas where you may be pleasantly surprised once you

    find your way around. After all by your own admission your cellar could use a few

    more Italian treasures. Cartizze, Franciacorta,Montepuciano d’Abruzzo & Montfalco

    Thanks so much for your hard work in putting these shows together. You are

    appreciated.

  3. 3 GrapeRadio Bunch Apr 3rd, 2008 at 7:16 am

    John D, AJ –
    Hey guys, thanks for the sentiments. After Jay threw me under the bus, I made a pact w/myself to search out some Italian stuff. Frankly, I’ve always liked Brunello, but the prices have gotten prohibitive. Now that Kermit Lynch is getting into Italy, I’ll have to keep an eye out.

    Eric

  4. 4 Alberto Dec 13th, 2010 at 8:07 am

    Hi guys, i would like to suggest Fratelli Vogadori Amarone (www.vogadorivini.it= a great wine at a good price!
    A.

  1. 1 Masi Amarone Campoforin 2003 « Steve’s Weblog pingback on May 24th, 2008 at 9:26 pm

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