May 2017 Wine of the Month Club Newsletter - page 12

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WINE OF THE MONTH CLUB SELECT ION
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The Veneto takes its name from the Veneti
tribe that inhabited the area 3,000 years
ago. It is a large wine-producing region in
northeastern Italy that extends from the Po
River in the south to the Austrian border in
the north, and 75 miles west to east from
Lake Garda to the Adriatic Sea - it sits at
the same latitude as Bordeaux and enjoys
a moderate climate that is extremely well-
suited to viticulture.
Established in 1772 and run by the Boscaini
family for eight generations, Masi is among
the world’s most widely recognized Italian
brands. Their nearly 1,300 acres of estate
vineyards, most of which spread across hilly
terrain within a 10-mile radius of old town
Verona, are supremely located and fastidi-
ously maintained. The parcels from which
this special bottling of “Brolo Campofiorin
Oro” is made sit proudly in the very heart of
the Valpolicella zone.
Produced using Masi’s patented “double
fermentation” process, this 2011 incarna-
tion is a blend of Corvina (70%), Rondinella,
as well as the rare and distinctive Oseleta
grape. Following the secondary fermenta-
tion - which was initiated by adding 35%
of entire, partially dried grapes, the wine
spends two years in French and Slavonian
oak casks before resting in the bottle at
least four months prior to release. The re-
sult is a ripe, generous, and beguiling wine
with enhanced complexity, structure, and
alcohol levels.
The nose reveals soft, fruit-driven aromas of
spiced plum, dried black cherry, rosemary
blossom and smoky minerals. The pal-
ate is both round and beautifully focused
with pleasing flavors of lightly-baked plum,
black cherry compote, mocha, violet and
high-quality leather. Serve with rich pasta
and risotto dishes, feathered game, and
roasted meats.
MASI
Brolo Campofiorin Oro, 2011
Fragrant, Spicy
Savory, Medium to Full
Bodied
Now through 2022
Pasta, Red Meat, Fowl
Dark Ruby with
Magenta Highlights
Moderate Tannins,
Balanced Acidity
Region: Rosso del Veronese IGT, Veneto, Italy • Alcohol: 14%
ITEM #:
L0517R2II
Retail Price: $25.99/each
Member Price: $22 . 48 /each
Reorder Price: $15.99/each
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