Red Wine Tommasi - Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

2010

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Tommasi - Amarone della Valpolicella Classico
  • Producer Tommasi Wine
  • Blend 50% Corvina Veronese, 15% Corvinone, 5% Molinara, 30% Rondinella
  • Country Italy
  • Region Veneto
  • UPC 0 15643 55871 9
SKU
8500-10/6PK
Robert Parker 90
Wine Spectator 90
James Suckling 92
Wine Enthusiast 92
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Technical Info

Estate

Tommasi is historically and today a standard beater of the Amarone appellation, and one of the most important quality producers in the Veneto. The family-run estate was founded in 1902 by Giacomo Tommasi in the village of Pedemonte, which lies in the heart of the Valpolicella Classico region that extends north-west of Verona. The family owns 234 acres in Valpolicella Oassico, making them the single latgest land owners in the area. Over the year they have steadily expanded their holdings in other areas of the Veneto, and now own a total of 370 acres. As luis been the case since the winery's establishment, the family works only with grapes they grow, an important quality decision and refiecti.on of thcir deep connection to the Valpolicella soil.

Vineyard

The best clusters are selected exclusively by hands from Tommasi's top two vineyards in the fiVe key valleys (also known as fingers) in the Valpolicella Classico area: La Groletta, a south-facing hillside vineyard close to Lake Garda, and la Conca d'Oro, a terraced vineyard which translates to "the golden shell".

Vinification

After harVest, the grapes are placed on small racks in a large grape-drying room known as a fruttaio, where they are dried by cool autumn and winter breezes until the following February. Over these months the grapes lose about 50% of their weight, concentrating the level of natural sugar. After fermen tation, the wine is aged for about three years in huge 35-hectoliter Slavonian oak casks, followed by one year in bottle.

Wine

The 2010 .Amarone is a blend of 50% CorviDa Veronese, 30% Rondinella, 15% CorĀ­ vinone and 5% Molinara, from the family's choicest plots in Valpolicella Oassico. Their traditional apptoach to Amatone favors elegance and balance, with deep fruit compleĀ­ mented by spicy, earthy flavors.

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