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the

benchmark

for romantic Italian reds

In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, this

vinous masterpiece is made. The Boscaini

family employs the appassimento method, a

technique used in the region since the time of

the ancient Romans, which involves partially

drying grapes on traditional bamboo racks to

intensify the wine’s flavours and textures. The

fruit for this wine is grown in discrete vineyard

parcels called

brolo

(the equivalent of French

clos

), and includes the lost Oseleta grape,

which was rediscovered and replanted by

Masi in the 1980s. The Boscainis and Masi

resident chef Vitangelo Galluzzi suggest a

pairing of creamy saffron risotto will be Juliet

to this wine’s Romeo.

MASI BROLO CAMPOFIORIN ORO 2013

IGT Rosso del Veronese, Veneto, Italy

976092 (XD)

750 mL $26.95

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TASTING NOTE: A good value wine, the 2013

Brolo Campofiorin Oro opens to a velvety dark

appearance and shows thick layers of dried

fruit, prune, spice and leather. The intensity is

strong, yet it remains a clear step below Amarone

in terms of power and muscle. This vintage

offers good structure at the back with light

touches of sweet and sun-dried fruit. This is a

great wine to pair with barbecued meat. Drink

date: 2017-2022. Score:

91

(Monica Larner,

robertparker.com

, May 31, 2017)

Full-bodied & Smooth