Monday, November 04, 2013
Sponsored Wine Review: Masi Campofiorin 2009 by Billy
Nose: Earthiness and even some leather spice scents predominate the nose of blueberry and cherry blossom. There are floral notes that play nicely with the earthy notes.
Palate: Juicy mouth feel with light tannins and light acids but a subtle structure that ties it all together.
Finish: Brief finish that is un-presuming.
Overall: This is a very easy drinking Italian red wine. It's straight-forward character is easy on the mouth and pairs well with almost anything. It is light bodied enough to go with lighter fare but with a fun and engaging nose that gives elegance to anything it accompanies.
Because this is sponsored, we did not pay for the wine. However, it retails for anywhere from $12-$18. It is a good deal at the lower price points and a great, open it up whenever, red.
Here is what Masi says about the 2009 Campofiorin:
The original “Supervenetian”, is a specialty wine made from local Veronese grapes Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara, vinified and then re-fermented with a small percentage of semi-dried grapes of the same varieties. This versatile wine shows generous, ripe aromas of plum and cherry jam, with hints of spice. Bold and rich flavors of bitter cherries and berry fruits stand out, with good acidity, balance and velvety tannins.