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Violent Hailstorms hit Valpolicella Vineyards

September 3, 2020

Decanter’s Aldo Fiordelli reports on the recent hailstorms that have destroyed vineyards near Verona. The areas in the lower-lying, non-Classico areas of Valpolicella were hit the hardest, leaving producers with few possibilities to harvest.

The report includes an interview with Giancarlo Tommasi, winemaker and agronomist of the Tommasi winery, who said, “We were lucky enough, as in Sant’Ambrogio, from where we select the grapes for Amarone and Ripasso, we had a lot of rain and wind yet not any significant damage […] Here in Pedemonte, where we have the corporate headquarters, the hail hit the vineyards yet not in a dramatic way. Over the 215 hectares of the estate, at the moment just one hectare will not be harvested.”

Read the full article HERE.

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    Tommasi

    Veneto, Italy

    Tommasi has always been a standard bearer of the Amarone appellation. Established in 1902 around the family home in Pedemonte in Valpolicella, the winery has grown and expanded into the choicest areas of the region under the guidance of the many generations of the Tommasi family. The winery is known above all for its classic approach to winemaking in Valpolicella, favoring elegance and balance, and paying homage to the winemaking tradition of their home region.