Wine: Italy's jurassic vines

Italy's Masi wine firm is breathing life into an ancient, forgotten grape, writes Tomás Clancy.

21st September, 2014
Sandro Boscaini, president of Masi wine: brought a lost vine back to life.

If the septuagenarian president of Masi wine, Sandro Boscaini, is anything to go by, the mandatory retirement age is in urgent need of examination.

Boscaini, the head of Italy’s largest wine firm, tells a story of an elderly farmer who was making a very dense wine in Pigozzo in the 1970s.

He sent it to Boscaini to see what he thought of it. “I tasted it; it was very good,” says Boscaini....

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