Look: deep ruby red.Nose: berry fruit, preserves and vanilla.Palate: rich, full-bodied, packed with baked fruit, and hints of cocoa and vanilla on the finish.
Wine Maker Notes
Brolo di Campofiorin is a special selection of Masi’s famous Campofiorin.The production technique is Masi’s personal interpretation – one that the company has developed over the past 40 years - of an ancient vinification system used in Valpolicella and known locally as "refermentation”. The wine produced with Corvina, with a small presence of Rondinella, referments today on a certain percentage of slightly dryed Corvina grape. This dryed Corvina, having concentrated sugars, aromas and glycerin, provokes an immediate second alcoholic fermentation which lasts 12-15 days. Then this fermentation goes on enriching the wine in alcohol, in colour and in tannins, as well as giving it new and more complex aromas and flavours.After the malolactic fermentation the wine is aged in small "fusti Veronesi” of Allier and Slavonian oak for 2/3 years. The wine rests in the bottle for minimum 6 months before release.Brolo di Campofiorin, like Campofiorin, carries the "Ripasso” trademark, which has been registered by Masi.
A wine with rare versatility. Good with pasta dressed with rich sauces (based on meat or mushrooms), good with risotto, grilled red meat, roasts and well-aged cheeses.
The 1995 vintage represents Campofiorin’s jubilee: the first vintage to be released was the 1964 and from then only the best 25 vintages have been bottled. To celebrate this august occasion, Masi released Brolo di Campofiorin vintage 1995, a limited- edition wine made exclusively from grapes grown in the walled vineyard in the Marano valley which was the source of the original Campofiorin wine. 1997 is the third vintage relesed. Brolo di Campofiorin will, we are sure, share Campofiorin’s well-established success as a partner for food, as well as for its ageing potential and its excellent price/quality ratio.
Campofiorin, which resulted from inspired intuition on the part of Masi’s winemakers, represents a splendid amalgam of the values and traditions of the Verona area. Indeed, it expresses to the full the excellence of the zone, the character of the indigenous grape varieties and the singular and original production methods of this elect district which has always been renowned for its fine and noble wines.
It has rapidly become highly sought after and now constitutes a real ”one-off” in the rich panorama of Italian wines. It has obtained prestigious awards and great commercial success, and has been praised by wine writers the world over.
In the case of the Brolo di Campofiorin, the wine’s characteristics are heightened still further by the outstanding quality of the vineyards from which its raw materials (grapes and pomace) come. Then there is the presence of a suitable co0ntribution of the different varietals included in the blend and a careful selection of the grapes, plus Masi’s development of the re-fermentation technique and, finally, a long ageing process in 600-litre casks made of premium oak.