Red Wine Tommasi - Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

2011

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Tommasi - Amarone della Valpolicella Classico
  • Producer Tommasi Wine
  • Blend 50% Corvina Veronese, 15% Corvinone, 5% Oseleta, 30% Rondinella
  • Country Italy
  • Region Veneto
  • UPC 0 15643 55873 3
SKU
8500-11/6PK
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James Suckling 92
Robert Parker 92
Wine Spectator 91
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Technical Info

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 fermentation, the wine is aged for 30 months in large 35-hectoliter Slavonian oak casks, followed by one year in bottle.

Wine

The 2011 Amarone is a blend of 50% Corvina, 15% Corvinone, 30% Rondinella, 5% Oseleta, from the family’s choicest plots in Valpolicella Classico. Their traditional approach to Amarone favors elegance and balance, with deep fruit complemented by spicy, earthy flavors.

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