As a leader in Verona, Masi perfected a style of winemaking that highlights the region’s native grapes while innovating the traditional appassimento (drying grapes) technique. In this red, a small percentage of semi-dried grapes are added into a base wine for further fermentation, which brings richness and concentration, yet the wine still retains its fruit-forward and fresh character. Bright acidity is a benchmark of all Masi wines, keeping this delectable red, tinged with dried plums and fig, light on its feet. This robust and inviting wine is a warming companion to fall-off-the-bone short ribs or a creamy mushroom risotto. Vintage 2017 rated 91pts at JamesSuckling.com.