Ratings & Tasting notes:
One of Valpolicella’s largest producers, Tommasi is a family-run company. Founded in 1902, the winery is now run by the 4th generation of the Tommasi family. The estate is located in Pedemonte, one of the five villages that make up the Valpolicella Classico region.
Produced from the three Valpolicella grape varieties (Corvina Veronese, Rondinella and Molinara) cultivated high on its hillside terraces. The traditional “pergola veronese” method of training the vines is utilized, and only the best and most mature clusters are selected. The grapes are placed directly onto small open racks and brought to the open sided building where they are dried by the cool breezes of autumn and winter until the following February. The Tommasi Amarone undergoes a period of aging of at least three years in oak barrels before being placed in bottles for a further period of aging of at least anther year. To produce Amarone means to embrace a labor of love which is not completed at the time of harvest but continues through the winter months. During these months the grapes are reduced in a period of “active lethargy”. They seem to be still but within them there are changes taking place that enrich them, giving them new aromas and a deep full flavor, losing about 50% of weight and concentrating the level of natural sugar. This lengthy and expensive endeavor also allows this wine to age once bottled for years, and yes, decades, from the vintage. A birthday bottle best enjoyed with aged cheeses and good friends!
Always stored in a climate controlled cellar.
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