De Buris Amarone Riserva 2010

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.


The vineyard known as la Groletta, in the municipality of Sant’Ambrogio, is considered the epitome of the Valpolicella Classico zone. Extended hours of sunlight and the cool, gentle breeze from Lake Garda provide a particularly favorable microclimate, and one that is unique in Valpolicella. The soil composition reinforces the area’s characteristic aromas of ripe red fruit and intense dark spices.


The 2010 Winter was long and cold and vine life cycle was slightly delayed. The Spring led to fairly lush blossoming and an abundant output of grapes, good in size yet sparser in bunches and therefore more suited to drying. The harvest began on September the 23rd, about 10 days later than usual. The grapes destined for Amarone were harvested with the meticulous care required for optimal drying, which lasted about three months and ended on January the 10th. The final result was excellent, with healthy grapes and a moisture loss of over 40%.

Tasting Note

This luxury Amarone is on the more austere and elegant side, defying the stereotype of Amarone as a hefty, slightly sweet wine… coming from a vineyard that produces more complexity and aromas than sugar power.

-Robert Camuto, Wine Spectator



Grape Varieties

Corvina, Corvinone, Oseleta, Rondinella


Amarone della Valpolicella DOC



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"Baked cherry and red licorice"

Wine Spectator - December 7, 2021 "Rich, dark notes of coffee liqueur, dates, leather and hot stone are integrated with fruit-forward strawberry preserves, baked cherry and red licorice flavors in this expressive, medium- to full-bodied red. It's finely balanced, creamy and lightly mouthwatering on the palate, with refined tannins and hints of spice and dusty sage emerging on the lingering finish." - AN 10/21

"There is deep intensity here"

Wine Advocate - January 19, 2022

" The fruit is selected from a 2.4-hectare parcel in La Groletta with calcareous clay soils, medium texture and lots of rocks. The traditional blend used here is 65% Corvina, 22% Corvinone, 5% Rondinella and 8% Oseleta. The wine ages for five slow years in Slavonian oak. There is deep intensity here, and the wine reveals its bouquet of dark fruits, spice, leather and earth with slow momentum. It offers an elegant mouthfeel with bright acidity and polished level of tannins that can only be achieved with age. However, the fruit at the core of this wine is well preserved, and the wine tastes much younger than it actually is." - M.L 12/21

"Silky yet vertical"

Vinous - April 18, 2022 The 2010 Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva De Buris pulls you close with an intense and spicy mix of sour citrus, tart cherries, dusty rose and dark, dark chocolate. I like the lift here, coming across as intensely floral and with an herbal twang that balances its rich fruits. This is silky yet vertical, as cooling acids add balance, saturating the palate with intense spice while becoming quite floral and mineral toward the close. It’s youthfully dense and with amazing potential, leaving the palate coated in fine tannins, nearly silty, along with hints of licorice and bitter spice. The 2010 is simply gorgeous, and with the potential to go two to three decades or more.

"Peppery red fruit"

James Suckling - July 25, 2022 "Silky smooth Amarone with peppery red fruit and a spritzy amarena-cherry character. Medium-bodied, it’s a little too relaxed mid-palate, but the tannins are still firm and the fruit remains intact." - J.S 10/21

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