Masi

Contemporary Art Costasera Amarone Valpolicella Classico Corvina Blend

9.2244 ratings
9.213 pro ratings
Veneto, Italy
Corvina Blend
Tomato-Based, Asian Cuisine, Mushrooms, Pork, Fish, Salads & Greens
Top Notes For
Shun Kikuchi

powerful. from red cherry to blackberry, raisin, dark chocolates, with aged aroma.Dry but fruit bomb like intense aroma and high alcohol shows kind of sweetness. well balanced acidity, still lively but good tannin. Always great.

powerful. from red cherry to blackberry, raisin, dark chocolates, with aged aroma.Dry but fruit bomb like intense aroma and high alcohol shows kind of sweetness. well balanced acidity, still lively but good tannin. Always great.

Jun 9th, 2018
Jonathan Steeves

The 2010 vintage shows well. It's ruby red and well balanced. Medium high acidity, medium red fruit, full bodied and voluptuous with tangy and well rounded, well integrated mouthfeel. Just enough oak to complement the structured presence of fruit, tannins, and acidity without taking away from any of the components. Chewy cherry, tart red berries, dark chocolate and ripe plums on the nose and palate. Enjoyed with a California salad of baby spinach, fresh strawberries, fig-infused goats cheese, balsamic reduction and slightly toasted almonds or with your favourite cheese plate. Also enjoyed a red pepper and wild rice stuffed Tuscan chicken main which paired well. A wonderful expression of amarone at 15% alc without feeling heavy or excessive.

The 2010 vintage shows well. It's ruby red and well balanced. Medium high acidity, medium red fruit, full bodied and voluptuous with tangy and well rounded, well integrated mouthfeel. Just enough oak to complement the structured presence of fruit, tannins, and acidity without taking away from any of the components. Chewy cherry, tart red berries, dark chocolate and ripe plums on the nose and palate. Enjoyed with a California salad of baby spinach, fresh strawberries, fig-infused goats cheese, balsamic reduction and slightly toasted almonds or with your favourite cheese plate. Also enjoyed a red pepper and wild rice stuffed Tuscan chicken main which paired well. A wonderful expression of amarone at 15% alc without feeling heavy or excessive.

5 people found it helpfulMar 29th, 2015
Ebi Obaidi

Very high acidity. Drink to enjoy, a wine to sip on, cigar and or a medium rare steak would be a suitable companion. Definitely a great one

Very high acidity. Drink to enjoy, a wine to sip on, cigar and or a medium rare steak would be a suitable companion. Definitely a great one

1 person found it helpfulNov 23rd, 2017
Sean Trapani

Founder/Educator Wine Fluent, Consultant ABC Fine Wines & Spirits

8.9

Blackstrap berries, softly raisinated, with some nice food-scrubbing acidity.

Blackstrap berries, softly raisinated, with some nice food-scrubbing acidity.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 27th, 2017
Kevin Ortzman

High intensity red fruit (even pomegranate)

High intensity red fruit (even pomegranate)

Aug 9th, 2016
Katy Jossy Simanski

Ripe fruit, clove and tobacco on the nose. Black plum, cinnamon, pepper and licorice on the palate. Well balanced, doesn't feel like it has as much alcohol as it does.

Ripe fruit, clove and tobacco on the nose. Black plum, cinnamon, pepper and licorice on the palate. Well balanced, doesn't feel like it has as much alcohol as it does.

May 7th, 2015
Connie Radwanski

Delicious

Delicious

Aug 20th, 2018
Michael Schamis

A massive, structured Amarone that tastes like it could have been bottled last year instead of 10+ years ago. The nose is dark with stewed fruits and earth. On the palate, stewed black fruits and integrated, chewy oak lead to notes of wet earth, leather and soft acidity. The finish is long and lush with lingering soft tannins.

A massive, structured Amarone that tastes like it could have been bottled last year instead of 10+ years ago. The nose is dark with stewed fruits and earth. On the palate, stewed black fruits and integrated, chewy oak lead to notes of wet earth, leather and soft acidity. The finish is long and lush with lingering soft tannins.

Jul 28th, 2018
Kerim Oezkoek

Good wine but a little bit too dry.

Good wine but a little bit too dry.

Mar 13th, 2018
Paul Woolls

2012. Needs a few years to open lovely plum, prune. Rich body. Long finish.

2012. Needs a few years to open lovely plum, prune. Rich body. Long finish.

Jan 30th, 2018