2015 Masi Bonacosta Valpolicella Classico DOC

Dark in color with a mild cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine is quite fruit forward with cherries and some raspberries coming through. It actually took me a few sips to place the raspberries. On the medium length finish the wine displays some smooth tannins and acidity. There’s some sweetness to the wine but not a lot. The LCBO describe it as Medium bodied and fruity, I agree with the fruity part. We paired it with a rack of lamb (which actually was in the LCBOs listing as a suggested pairing) and honestly it really didn’t hold it’s own, wasn’t a match made in heaven. I would give it an 87-88. Better served with lighter meals where the fruityness would compliment

From the LCBO web site (http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo/product/sku/285585.html#.XFhm5lU3laQ:
Masi Bonacosta Valpolicella Classico DOC — LCBO#: 285585
STYLE – Medium-bodied & Fruity
A description of Valpolicella attributed to Ernest Hemingway calls it ‘a light dry red wine, as friendly as the home of a favorite brother.’ Friendly notes of cherry, cedar and violets pull you in; flavours of ripe cherry, raspberry and spice embrace you and end in a silky finish. Serve with risotto, lamb or venison. $16.95
Alcohol/Vol 12.0% Made in: Veneto, Italy By: Masi Agricola S.P.A.Sugar Content: 7 g/L Sweetness Descriptor:D – Dry Style: Medium-bodied & Fruity Varietal:Valpolicella

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