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2018 Toar Valpolicella Classico Superiore, Masi, Veneto, Italy


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2018 Toar Valpolicella Classico Superiore, Masi, Veneto, Italy

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OVERVIEW

Agricola Masi is one of the best known Valpolicella producer in the Vento whose Amarone wines are consistent award winners. Their Toar is a unique, almost hobbyist wine, a take on a traditional Valpolicella including the rare and indigenous Osleta grape as 10% of the blend adding weighty tannins to the wine. This grape was thought to be have been lost to antiquity until Masi rediscovered the variety in the 1990s.

There's a lot of production cost going into this wine with special oak usage and the specifics of harvesting the unique Osleta grape on such tricky soils so it's surprising how high the quality of this wine is in light of the very fair price point. It's also  delicious to boot and capable of ageing for up to 20 years!

CRITIC REVIEWS

Deep, cherry-wood gleam, sonorous. Black cherries and goji berries. Dark and grippily sensuous but also with something very earth-connected – like the fissured, dark bark of an old, old tree. Pressed sloe berries, black elderberries. A long, purposeful backbone of acidity, a brush of ink dust and char, but then back to the sweet intensity of wild-berried fruit. A wine for food. 16.5 Points Jancis Robinson

FOOD PAIRING INSPIRATION

Probably the most flexible and food friendly wine we sell, this Valpolicella is calling out for tomato based dishes like pizza and pasta. This is a great, well-priced weekday wine that will go so well with a range of dishes including grilled meats too.

VINTAGE AND WINEMAKING

A good-excellent vintage with a mixed bag of temperatures with a cold spring and early summer and then very warm temperatures in August and September. Overall, the season was warmer than average with August one of the hottest on record.

The assemblage is 80% Corvina, 10% Rondinella, 10% Oseleta.

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SERVICE AND STORAGE TIPS

This wine should be stored around 12°C and served between 16-18°C. We recommend a minimum of 3 hours decanting before approaching this wine.

    DELIVERY INFORMATION

    Delivery is free when you spend over £150. For orders under this amount then a £9.99 delivery charge will be applied.

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    2018 Toar Valpolicella Classico Superiore, Masi, Veneto, Italy

    Wine Card
    Wine Producer Masi
    Wine Region Veneto
    Wine Classification Valpolicella Classico Superiore DOC
    Wine Type Red
    Grape Variety Corvina/Rondinella/Oseleta
    Vintage 2018
    Vintage Quality Outstanding - Parker
    Maturity Will Improve with age
    Body Full Bodied
    Sweetness Dry
    Alcohol % 13%
    Bottle Type Bordeaux 75cl
    Serving Temperature 16-18°C
    Food Pairing Meat & Pasta
    Awards 16.5 Points - Jancis Robinson

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