Masi - Frescaripa 2017

Updated: Dec 29, 2019


Frescaripa 2017

Veneto, Italy

I agree wit the famous Italian singers Albano and Romina: “Felicità È un bicchiere di vino con un panino, la felicità”. And I think that this wine is one of the best options to make you happy and enrich you sandwich. This nectar is a blend of Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara. Correct! You’re learning! This is the same blend characterizing the more prestigious Amarone. But this Bardolino is another story. It is not complex, not charming, not charismatic… it is pure freshness and youth. It is the perfect companion for a panino with Mortadella and Provolone. Salute!


In the glass the wine has a ruby colour. The intensity is medium.


The aromas intensity is medium plus. The red cherry is the main character of the aromatic palette. There is also a hint of rose and prune. Everything is made even more vibrant by the spiciness of the white pepper.


In the mouth, the wine is dry with a medium plus level of acidity. The alcohol is medium (i.e. 12%). The tannins are medium minus; they are pure velvet in the palate. Both flavour intensity and finish are medium to medium plus. On the palate, the red fruits are more concentrated.


I was a bit sceptical before uncorking this wine. But it has really surprised me. It has been a really enjoyable dinner mate. The wine has to be drink now; it would be quite stupid to store in your cellar. Its strength is the freshness and lightness.

Final vote: 88

Price: £13.9 at Prezzemolo & Vitale (London)

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