Tommasi

Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2015

Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG

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Tommasi’s traditional approach to Amarone favors elegance and balance, with deep fruit complemented by spicy, earthy flavors. The grapes come from the family’s choicest plots in the Valpolicella Classica region. Through its commitment to quality and tradition, Tommasi has established itself as one of the principal ambassadors of Amarone in the world.

 

 

Vineyard

The best clusters are selected exclusively by hand from Tommasi’s top two vineyards in the five key valleys (also known as fingers) in the Valpolicella Classica 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.”

Winemaking

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 a fermentation period lasting 20 days, the wine is aged for 3 years in large 35-hectoliter Slavonian oak casks, followed by one year in bottle.

Tasting Note

Complex and beautiful aromas of blackberry, spice and coffee follow through to a full body and silky and polished tannins. Intense fruit is tied into a firm and polished tannin backbone.
– James Suckling

Color

Red

Grape Varieties

Corvina, Corvinone, Oseleta, Rondinella

Appellation

Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG

Farming

Biological Pest Control

Alcohol

15%

Suggested Retail Price

$83.00

Trade Materials

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