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Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2016 Red Italian Wine 750mL

$82.99 $65.99

94 points JamesSuckling.com   “A rich, layered Amarone with lots of fruit. Bright, sliced dried citrus to the tripe and juicy fruit. It’s full bodied and compact with a beautiful finish and transparency.”

Description

ESTATE
Tommasi has historically been and continues to be a standard bearer of the Amarone appellation. The Tommasi
family owns vineyards on the most prestigious hills of the Valpolicella region, and they work only with grapes
they grow, an important quality decision and reflection of their deep connection to the Valpolicella soil. Through
its commitment to quality and tradition, Tommasi has established itself as one of the principal ambassadors of
Amarone and the entire Valpolicella region in the world.
WINE
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 Valpolicella Classico.
VINEYARD
Vine Planting: The vines are grown in two vineyards located in the five key valleys in the Valpolicella Classico
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
Variety: 50% Corvina, 15% Corvinone, 30% Rondinella, 5% Oseleta
Drying: After harvest, the grapes are placed on small racks in a large grape-drying room known as a fruttaio,
where they are dried by the 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.
Fermentation: 20 days, stainless steel
Aging: 36 months / 35 hl Slavonian oak casks, 12 months in bottle
Alcohol: 15.0%
Residual Sugar: 5.58 g/L
FOOD PAIRING
Amarone is a wine which one can proudly serve on special occasions, particularly with red meats, game and
ripe cheeses. But it can also be sipped as an ideal companion to enjoyable conversation.

Additional information

Weight 48 oz
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 17 in
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