Representing the sixth generation of family ownership and management, Sandro Boscaini heads Masi Agricola today. For over 200 years, the Boscainis have been vignerons and winemakers in Valpolicella. The name Masi comes from “Vaio dei Masi,” the little valley purchased by the Boscaini family in the late 18th Century. Carefully considered purchases in the best wine growing areas of the Veneto were made over the years. Rooted in the Veneto’s history and tradition, Masi Agricola also manages the most historic estate in Valpolicella, which once belonged to descendants of the legendary 14th Century poet Dante, the noble Serego Alighieri family. Recently, Masi Agricola has developed projects in Argentina and Tuscany, in collaboration with Serego Alighieri. Masi Agricola exclusively produces wines of the top quality level. A specialist in producing Amarones and Reciotos using historic winemaking techniques, Masi is the leading Amarone producer, with 5 Amarones that account for 20% of total production in the Veneto. Made predominantly from indigenous grape varieties, the wines are crafted with a combination of the traditional appassimento method (drying the grapes), double fermentation using semi-dried grapes and modern vinification techniques. The blend of winemaking methods enhances the personality of each wine while maintaining a recognizable Venetian style.