Masi Campofiorin

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ACCOLADES

From 1964 to the present day, internationally famous wine experts and authors have acclaimed the unique charms of Campofiorin.
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PURE POETRY

“There a wine called Campofiorin that’s a marvellous thing. On the label there’s a hand-written Latin phrase: Nectar Angelorum Hominibus. Nectar of the Angels for Men.
The bottle looks good to start with (…) But you don’t suspect anything until you open it, and then a rich, bitter bouquet of berry fruit, marasca cherries and elderflower pervades the air. Then there’s the palate, buoyed up by 13 degrees of alcohol and its viscosity, not in the sense of sugar, but in the sense of density, tone and timbre, as if it were a voice. Campofiorin adds something to our lives, like a fantastic book, like a verse from Homer, like the feel of a bunch of grapes in the hand, or like a whole pineapple eaten in the hot and humid climate of South East Asia. Campofiorin has its own organic life that transmits something to our senses that we will never forget.”

Goffredo Parise, Corriere della Sera, “Vecchia Italia degli odori buoni”, February 1985

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A LIVING WINE

“Campofiorin is a living wine with an arc of evolution that even goes beyond the intentions of its creators. Like other great wines, it reveals itself through emotions (…) It’s in a class of its own and has a history that begins in Italy’s recent past and is made up of inspiration, classicism, and a new technique. It first found favour in 1964 and is now found in dozens of countries, where it has become a reference point for those who seek freshness combined with complexity.”

Luciano Ferraro, editor in chief of Corriere della Sera, October 2014

AS REFINED AS AMARONE

“Masi Campofiorin (…) if there is a wine which can call itself a mini-amarone, this is the only one.”

Bengt-Goran Kronstam, Dagens Nyheter, Sweden, January 2012

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VERONELLI’S ENTHUSIASM

“The people of Verona? I love them! To those who are convinced of my ‘hatred’ for Veronese wine I have got something to say: my ‘hatred’ is reserved for those who’ve made a dog’s breakfast out of Veronese wines. Now I’m saying come and see how much I’m trying at the Masi cellars in Marano, and think again. Here the owners, the Boscaini family, have identified their cru sites: Torbe, in the district of Negrar, for Amarone; Mezz’anella, in the commune of Negrar for Recioto; and Campofiorin, a stony vineyard on the banks of the Progno stream in the district of Valgatara. I try them, I like them, and I try them again, surprised with every sip at the ‘decadent’ magnificence in sight, nose and palate of the Torbe Amarone; at the fleshy richness of the sweet Mezzanella Recioto; and at the sure authority of the red Campofiorin. Hell, they should always make their vinifications single vineyard in character: the fame of these wines would go round the world.”

Luigi Veronelli, “Il buon vino”, Panorama, October 1972

AN INGENIOUS TECHNIQUE

“Unerring selection and ingenious techniques have made Masi a touchstone for Verona wines.”

Hugh Johnson, “Wine Companion”, 1984

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STUPENDOUS COMPLEXITY

“Masi revived the ancient practice of refermenting Valpolicella with the lees of Amarone creating a table wine of luxuriant size and complexity known as Campofiorin, the prototype for the new-style Veronese red.”

Burton Anderson, Decanter

CLASSY WINE

“Campofiorin is a wine which has class stamped all over it. The best vintages can improve a very long time.”

Nicolas Belfrage MW, “Life beyond Lambrusco”, 1985

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NECTAR ANGELORUM HOMINIBUS (NECTAR OF THE ANGELS FOR MEN)

“The label on Campofiorin carries the phrase: Nectar Angelorum Hominibus, nectar of the angels for men. We couldn’t put it any better.”

Sheldon & Pauline Wasserman, “Italy’s noble red wines”, 1985