Tommasi has proudly presided over Italy’s Veneto region for over 120 years, with wines that are both renowned for their superior quality and consistently regarded as reference points for their respective appellations. Established in 1902, the Tommasi estate was a driving force behind the development of the wine industry in the Veneto and continues to work tirelessly to promote the unique characteristics of the region’s grape varieties.
Tommasi is now run by the fourth generation of the family — six siblings and cousins currently share responsibilities at the winery. Giancarlo Tommasi is the principal winemaker, and studied winemaking at the University of Udine in Friuli. Strict in his philosophy to respect the integrity of the terroir and the traditional ways of winemaking in the Veneto, he upholds a classic approach to all wines, favoring elegance and balance while paying homage to the winemaking traditions of his ancestors.
As one of the single most influential producers in Italy, Tommasi has gradually expanded its holdings to include some of the most prized vineyard sites in the Valpolicella Classico DOC, and, most recently, the Lugana DOC, all the while committing to sustainable practices and continuing to craft each wine from 100% estate-owned vineyards.
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Filodora Prosecco DOC
Tommasi Filodora represents the best of Prosecco: coming from Conegliano-Valdobbiadene, the most prestigious areas of the Prosecco appellation, this fresh sparkling wine is the perfect sparkler for any occasion. The wine has been part of the Tommasi portfolio since 2012, when the winery celebrated its 110th anniversary; it was important to the family to begin producing wine in the area that their home region of the Veneto is perhaps best known for.
Arele Parziale Appassimento
delle Venezie IGT
Arele is a perfectly balanced example of the appassimento style, with concentrated flavors and full body that nonetheless does not overwhelm, thanks in part to the Tommasi family’s use of exclusively Slavonian oak.
Le Prunee Merlot
delle Venezie IGT
This easy drinking red is a pure expression of Merlot from Northeast Italy with mineral tones as well as flavors of plump cherry, blackberry jam and almond. Le Prunee is a single-vineyard Merlot grown at the Prunea estate in the Sant’Ambrogio valley of Valpolicella Classica.
Le Rosse Pinot Grigio
DOC delle Venezie
This Valpolicella Pinot Grigio can be described as sitting between the richer, more concentrated Pinot Grigio from Friuli to the north, and racier styles from the Veneto at large. The nose is spicy with hints of tropical fruit, the flavors clean and crisp, and the body round and soft with a crisp finish.
Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva Ca’ Florian
Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG
Ca’ Florian is the feather in the cap of the Tommasi family’s production in Valpolicella. Amarone Riserva “Ca ‘Florian” is made with selected grapes from one of the oldest vineyards owned by the Tommasi family. The grapes come from vines with an average age of 30 years.
Amarone della Valpolicella Classico
Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG
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.
Valpolicella Classico Superiore DOC
This wine is made by refermenting the juice from the Valpolicella on the warm Amarone grape skins, in the typical “Ripasso” method, which imparts a rich character and personality to the wine. The grapes for the Ripasso Valpolicella are sourced from three of most prestigious Tommasi vineyards: Conca d’Oro, La Groletta and De Buris.
Rafaèl Valpolicella Classico Superiore
This Valpolicella comes from the historical Tommasi family vineyard, Rafaèl. Perfectly situated on one of the region’s most famous hills, Monte Masua, it produces what may be the best grapes for the production of Valpolicella Classico Superiore.
Lugana Le Fornaci
Le Fornaci hails from Lugana, a trendy, growing appellation on the southern shores of Lake Garda. Tommasi has long owned an estate in the village of San Martino della Battaglia, where they produce elegant white wines made from the indigenous and largely unknown Turbiana grape.
De Buris Amarone Riserva
Amarone della Valpolicella DOC
De Buris is a timeless wine and a new classic. It is the culmination of the talent, passion, patience, and discipline of the Tommasi family in making Amarone, and an homage to the
Valpolicella region and its great winemaking potential.
Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2015 (92 JS)
- "Extremely attractive aromas of dried fruit, prunes and sweet almonds follow through to a medium to full body, soft, juicy fruit and a flavorful finish. Shows depth and beauty on the finish. Balanced and lovely now."
Tommasi Ripasso Valpolicella 2017 (90 DE)
"A breadth of cherries, cooked plums and prunes, off set by the charm of Indian spice and an oaky, tannic core."
Tommasi Rafaèl Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2017 (93 JS)
- "Dried redcurrants and strawberries meet fragrant tea leaves and mooncake character. Medium body with a beautiful sweet-and-sour character and a tangy finish with a touch of dried fruit."
Tommasi De Buris Amarone Riserva 2008 (94 W&S)
- "Introduced this year, De Buris Riserva is the culmination of a project that began in 2000 when Tommasi acquired 4.5 acres in La Groletta, a vineyard at the top of La Grola hill, and purchased Villa De Buris, a 14th-century estate that will become the family’s headquarters. The 2008 De Buris aged in large Slavonian casks for seven years, developing notes of mushroom, dried leaves and savory spices that complement the flavors of dried plum and fig. It’s a lithe, elegant Amarone that would partner well with aged sirloin."
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Pierangelo Tommasi is the Executive Director of Tommasi Family Estates. He is one of nine members of the current fourth generation of this historic winemaking family, six of whom run the wine business and two of whom run hospitality. Pierangelo inherited a passion for wine from his father and uncles, who from the time he was a small child took him through the vineyards driving the tractor and to harvest grapes.
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