The estate is situated at Gambellara in the foothills of Soave in the Veneto and was founded by Angiolino Maule in the late 1980's. He grows mainly Garganega grapes with a little Trebbiano from vines grown in volcanic soil. These south facing vineyards are set at 200 metres above sea level and are protected from the Alpine winds by the southern Dolomites. The estate covers about 9 hectares and everything is strictly biodynamic. Consequently Angiolino has created a living soil and ecosystem that reinforce the health of his vines and increases their resistance to any form of malady. Furthermore, he believes that the work in the cellar must also be consistent with the work in the vines and should involve no additives that compromise the natural fruit material. This includes no added sulphur. The Masieri Rosso is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon and is unoaked.
A dark ruby red in the glass. Aromas of plums, cassis and sweet spices. On the palate, medium-bodied and dry with spicy red fruit flavours leading to a lingering finish suggesting further blackcurrant notes. Try with pan-fried calf liver with lemon juice and parsley, bigoli pasta with duck or Pasticcio di Polental - layers of fried polenta and wood pigeon stew baked in pie crust.