Ep. 57. / Masi winery and the legend of Amarone by Giacomo Boscaini
This podcast focuses on a prestigious winery that has played a major role in bringing Amarone onto the world-class quality and status level that it's now enjoying. I've sat down with Giacomo Boscaini, brand ambassador and export manager at the Masi winery, to talk about his family's contribution to Amarone's fame, to hear the specific characteristics of the typical varieties and the reason for still using Molinara and the myth of the Oseleta grape. You will also hear why the winery still prefers bamboo racks for the drying process, some wine pairing tips for Recioto, the evolution of the Ripasso method and the importance of single vineyard Amarones. Amarone is the only dry wine in the world produced with completely dried grapes, thereby reaching fantastic aromatic and structural depth, yet also a vital freshness under the Masi labels. Christmas is approaching, so if you're still looking for a Christmas present or just a festive wine for the dinner table, you can't go wrong with an Amarone, or even with an Osar, a captivating 100% Oseleta.
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1:40 - Introdution to the origin story of Masi
6:15 - Terroir in Valpolicella Classica
8:10 - Masi Amarone Crus
13:30 - Typical Amarone varieties
18:00 - Myth of Oseleta
19:47 - Who is Mr. Amarone?
22:07 - Appassimento and the myth of Amarone & Ripasso
32:16 - Recioto & its relevance & Food Pairing
36:10 - Importance of Organics & Sustainability
38:20 - Other Masi Projects & Connected Wineries
44:00 - Where to learn more and why to visit?
46:45 - Appassimento Rosé & Whites?
| Guest: Giacomo Boscaini | Masi Winery | @masiwines
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