Easy to drink and even easier to enjoy, the Masi Bonacosta Valpolicella Classico DOC.
70% Corvina, 25% Rondinella and 5% Molinara from Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy. The wine is aged 6 months in large 60-90 hectoliter Slavonian oak botti with 20% of the Corvina aged in new French Allier and Slavonian small oak casks. It has the distinction of being the only non-appassimento red from the Amarone experts at Masi Agricola.
Sample submitted for review. The Bonacosta Valpolicella Classico from Agricola Masi has an SRP of $15 and is available for as low as $10. Imported by Kobrand Corporation.
Bonacosta: the foot of the hillside vineyards in the classico zone, richer in top-soil, benefit from soft valley breezes and an excellent exposition.
The 2017 Masi Bonacosta Valpolicella Classico DOC begins with quite an attractive aroma of black cherry, cinnamon and other baking spice. Taking a sip reveals a smooth, tasty, light to medium-bodied wine. Full of juicy cherry and other red fruits, good acidity and soft tannins, this is super easy to drink and even easier to enjoy. There's nothing complex about it but it definitely satisfies. It ends dry, soft and fruity with a little spice on the medium-long finish.
We also found it quite nice that it is only 12% alcohol. This is an easy and economical pairing with pasta and other Italian dishes.
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