2015 Masi Costasera Amarone
95 Suckling, Italian Icon Masi Amarone!
37% Off Masi Amarone, Wine Sells Out Whenever Available
Barolo, Barbaresco, Brunello di Montalcino, Amarone Della Valpolicella. It’s not difficult to pick out the black sheep of Italy’s iconic reds. A gentle giant of sorts, Amarone counts among the most peculiar and polarizing of the world’s collectible wines—sometimes monolithic, sometimes elegant, and often deceptively both. Amarone is some of the most expensive red wine in the world, mainly because of its means of production. The appassimento method entails harvesting Amarone’s grapes (Corvina, Rondinella, and Molinara) and wind drying them for up to 120 days, resulting in a raisin-like grape, eliminating 30-50% of the grapes’ total weight. Producers like Quintarelli and Dal Forno cost anywhere from $300-700 a bottle but are mind-bending drinking experiences.
Today’s offer is one of Amarone’s most well-known wines at an unbeatable price. Masi 2015 Costasera Amarone will show you why Amarone is as incredible as it is but at a much more welcoming price than its elders, 29% off, with 95 points from James Suckling (the highest score he has ever given this wine dating back to his Wine Spectator days) AND free shipping on a case. Amarone is perfect for the fall and the upcoming holidays. Act fast, as this wine sells out whenever it is made available.
Masi’s production strategy aims to emphasize the personality of every single product while maintaining a recognizable Venetian style. In 1958, Masi was at the forefront of the work to identify the historic “cru” vineyard sites for Amarone. Masi’s wines are modern, attractive, well-balanced, and easily identifiable; characteristics which have earned Masi recognition for having “revolutionized the art of wine-making in the Venetian region.” Hugh Johnson, one of the world’s greatest wine writers, defines Masi as “a touchstone for Veronese wines.”
95 Points From James Suckling and Save 37%
“This opens beautifully to reveal violets, blueberries, licorice, citrus, oyster shell, and orange rind. So velvety and polished, but with real depth and structure. Medium-to full-bodied with delightful fruit and a long finish. Drink in 2021 but already so satisfying.” Suckling
This deep ruby-red wine has powerful, complex aromas of dried plums and balsamic (anise, fennel, mint) traces. Quite dry on the palate, soft and with bright acidity, the wine shows flavors of baked cherry, chocolate, and cinnamon. Structured but noble, delicate tannins precede a long finish. Winemaker
COSTASERA AMARONE FROM MASI
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.