MASI AGRICOLA

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Under the guidance of Raffaele Boscaini, the Masi Technical Group is continually engaged in programmes of research and experimentation, often in collaboration with institutes and university departments, such as: the Department for Viticulture and Oenology at the University of Milan, the Experimental Institute for Viticulture at Conegliano, the Department of Biotechnologies and the Centre for Functional Vegetal Genomes at the University of Verona, and the Institut des Sciences et de la Vigne et du Vin Bordeaux Aquitaine.

Research results have been significant and have contributed to the quality and innovation to be found in Masi wines. In particular, major research carried out by the MTG has led it to:

  • be a pioneer in experimentation with and the use of secondary Veronese grape varieties (Oseleta, Dindarella, Croatina, Negrara, Forselina, Durella, etc.);
  • implement innovations in the Appassimento technique, creating a modern style of Amarone and contributing to its success all over the world;
  • identify the elements giving typicity to Amarone, through studies of the maceration and fermentation processes, with particular reference to the role of yeasts;
  • contribute to the research that unveiled the DNA of the Corvina grape, so that the MTG is now active in research on the genes of the grapes used for Amarone and other important grapes that can be given the Appassimento treatment.