2009 Masi Costasera Amarone Classico
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
2009 Masi Costasera Amarone Classico
  • WE 94
  • WS 92
  • JS 91
  • WA 91

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Reg: $84.94

$74.94

In Stock: 1 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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WE 94
Wine Enthusiast, November 2013
From one of Amarone’s premier producers, this delicious Amarone delivers generous black cherry flavors, with hints of raisin, white pepper, nutmeg and chocolate. It’s soft and round, with smooth, velvety tannins and...   From one of Amarone’s premier producers, this delicious Amarone delivers generous black cherry flavors, with hints of raisin, white pepper, nutmeg and chocolate. It’s soft and round, with smooth, velvety tannins and compelling intensity.  
WS 92
Wine Spectator, September 2013
Rich and earthy, with a note of forest floor, this tobacco-laced version is firm and structured. The fine texture carries a core of plum compote, coffee, treacle, date and licorice. Offers a lasting finish of grilled...   Rich and earthy, with a note of forest floor, this tobacco-laced version is firm and structured. The fine texture carries a core of plum compote, coffee, treacle, date and licorice. Offers a lasting finish of grilled herbs. Drink now through 2024. – AN  
JS 91
jamessuckling.com, December 2013
This is delicious now with blackberry and milk chocolate character. Medium body and silky tannins. Hints of bitter chocolate and fruit. Read to enjoy.
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2013
The 2009 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Costasera is a richly layered Amarone that shows youthful energy and budding complexity despite the fact it is only at the beginning of its evolutionary course. Immediate...   The 2009 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Costasera is a richly layered Amarone that shows youthful energy and budding complexity despite the fact it is only at the beginning of its evolutionary course. Immediate layers of dried fruit and pressed blackberry peel back to reveal etched mineral tones, loads of tobacco, exotic spice and even a hint of bitter chocolate. Like many of the best Amarones on the market, this wine is distinguished by its exceptional mouthfeel: Softness, thickness, sweetness and dark concentration are among its best assets. Drink 2015-2024. - Monica Larner  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Sub-region Amarone della Valpolicella
Vintage 2009
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 15%
Closure Cork

Label

Proud, majestic, complex and exuberant, this is Masi's gentle giant, a benchmark for the Amarone category, which, together with Barolo and Brunello, makes up the aristocracy of the Italian wine world.

Costasera is the product of Masi's unrivalled expertise in the appassimento technique, whereby traditional grapes for the Valpolicella Classica area - Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara - are laid out on bamboo racks to concentrate their aromas during the winter months.

Winery

Masi

Masi, one of the biggest and most important wineries in Valpolicella, is a family-owned and run company dating back seven generations. It derives its name from the Vaio dei Masi, the small valley purchased at the end of the 18th century by the Boscaini family.

Masi owns vineyards throughout the Venetian territories. The first purchases, which they began acquiring at the end of the 18th century, were in Valpolicella Classico and in other classic Veronese zones. They also went eastward to Friuli and northwest to Trentino. The latest purchases have been in the Tupungato Valley of Argentina.

The Masi cellars are amongst the biggest in Italy and include the experimental cellar where the Masi Technical Group apply and evaluate the most up-to-date technologies for vinification and refinement.

Since 1973, Masi has collaborated with the Conti Serego Alighieri family on their estates in Valpolicella, and more recently, with the Conti Bossi Fedrigotti family in Trentino, as part of an ambitious project aiming to rediscover the lustre of the farming and winemaking traditions of the nobility from the Venetian area.

Today, Masi is a leader in the production of Amarone and has acknowledged expertise in the Appassimento technique, a traditional method used in the Venetian regions to concentrate aromas and tastes in wine. The grapes are laid out on bamboo racks in drying lofts for the winter period before vinification. This technique is employed in an innovative fashion by the Masi Technical Group to make modern wines from semi-dried grapes.