Masi Agricola is today one of the most influential wineries in Veneto, North East Italy. It is particularly renowned for its expertise with Valpolicella and it’s derivatives. Masi Agricola’s history in the Valpolicella area stretches back to the 18th Century when the Boscaini family purchased “Vaio dei Masi” (a small valley) north of the town of Verona. The Boscaini family retain ownership of Masi Agricola today.
Masi Agricola is widely credited with pioneering and perfecting the “ripasso” style of Valpolicella (where young Valpolicella wine is passed over the lees left over from Amarone production). Masi Agricola brand their “ripasso” style wines “Campofiorin” and bottle under the Rosso del Veronese IGT classification rather than the Valpolicella DOC. Other well respected wines produced by Masi Agricola include the Masi “Costasera” Amarone della Valpolicella and the Masi “Campolongo di Torbe” Amarone della Valpolicella.
In addition to making wines from their own estates in Valpolicella, Masi Agricola also collaborates with Serego Alighieri in producing their range of Venetian wines. This includes the Serego Alighieri “Vaio Armaron” Amarone della Valpolicella, which is believed to hail from the vineyard after which Amarone della Valpolicella itself was named.
Masi Agricola also collaborates with Bossi Fedrigotti in Trent, North of Veneto and produces wine from its own estates in Mendoza, Argentina under the Masi Tupungato label. Here at Masi Agricola’s “Vigneti La Arboleda” estate the wines “Corbec” and “Passo Doble” are made using Venetian techniques in combination with the Argentinean terroir.