Bonacosta is named for an area at the foot of the slopes where Masi grows grapes for Amarone, where gentle hillside vineyards have rich topsoil, soft valley breezes and excellent exposition. In the hills of the historic Valpolicella Classico zone, these vineyards have red calcareous sediment over basalt soils. The wine is aged 6 months in 60 – 90 hectoliter Slavonian oak botti; 20% of the Corvina is aged in new Allier and Slavonian small oak casks, followed by 1 month in bottle.
Winery notes (2019 Vintage)
"One of the classics of the great Veronese tradition, made by Masi in a contemporary style. Valpolicella Classico, praised by Hemingway as "a light, dry red wine, as friendly as the house of a favourite brother", is made here in an elegant style full of simplicity and freshness. Made in the Valpolicella Classica region from a blend using the traditional Veronese grapes: Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara.
Bright red with purple tinges. Full bouquet with aromas reminiscent of cherries and green pepper. Smooth on the palate with delicate tannins and good acidity to give excellent freshness of taste. Long, fruity finish."