Red Wine Tommasi - Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

2013

 
Tommasi - Amarone della Valpolicella Classico
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 42069 6
SKU
8500C-13
SKU
8500-13
Vinous Media 90
Wine Spectator 91
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Technical Info

Estate

Tommasi is historically and today a standard bearer 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 Classico, making them the single largest land owners in the area. Over the years they have steadily expanded their holdings in other areas of the Veneto, and now own a total of 370 acres. As has been the case since the winery’s establishment, the family works only with grapes they grow, an important quality decision and reflection of their 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 fermentation, the wine is aged for 30 months in large 35-hectoliter Slavonian oak casks, followed by one year in bottle.

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