Masi’s Amarone Classico, Vaio Armaron Serego Alighieri 2008, is the first wine from the Veneto to be included in Wine Spectator’s “Top 10”, the most eagerly awaited list in the wine world.
The result was unveiled last week by the prestigious wine magazine, which put this emblematic wine from Valpolicella in 8th place with a score of 95/100.
Commenting on the achievement, President of Masi Agricola, Sandro Boscaini, said, “This is the first time that a wine from the Veneto has reached the Olympus of the world’s 10 best wines.
“This is proof of the potential of our territory and of its most historic and representative wine: a unique product sometimes jeopardised by the politics of production – or rather over-production – and low-end market orientation.
“This achievement confirms how our land is naturally suited to high quality production, without any compromises.”
Alison Napjus, senior editor of the world’s most authoritative wine magazine describes Masi’s Vaio Armaron Serego Alighieri 2008 as:
“An elegant, impeccably balanced red, layering sculpted tannins with finely knit flavors of plumped black cherry, plum sauce, cured tobacco, dark chocolate and woodsy spice. A rich vein of smoky minerality sings on the lasting finish. Drink now through 2035.”
Serego Aligheri Vaio Armaron is an Amarone Classico that Masi makes in collaboration with the Serego Alighieri family, descendants of the poet Dante. This multi-award-winning wine with a noble history back to 1353, which already received 95/100 points from Wine Spectator last April, now enters the firmament of great icon wines with territorial provenance.