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Tommasi

Valpolicella Ripasso Tommasi 2017

Biodynamic Collection by Philglas & Swiggot

  • Size: 750ml
  • Vintage: 2016
  • ABV: 13%
  • Origin: Valpolicella Classico/Veneto/Italy
  • Grapes: 70% Corvina/25% Rondinella/5% Corvi ne

Description

Founded by Giacomo Tommasi in 1902, Tommasi has grown to be the largest family-owned vineyard estate in the Valpolicella Classica, owning 105 hectares and an additional 15 hectares in the Lugana DOC. Tommasi is located in Pedemonte in the heart of the historic ‘Classico’ region, from which the best quality wines are produced. The estate is owned and managed by the fourth generation of the Tommasi family, with six family members working together in harmony. Pierangelo manages the UK market, while winemaker, Giancarlo prefers to stay close the vineyards and winery. The grapes for the Amarone come from hillside vineyards in the Valpolicella Classico area; Conca d’Oro and La Groletta vineyards. The vineyards are situated at 290-330m with south/south west exposure. The soils are clay and loam of volcanic origin. The vines are trained using the traditional pergola system (3,500 vines/ha) and also Guyot at a density of 6,500 vines per hectare.

Vibrant ruby red in colour. This wine has a generous and intensely spicy boouquet with aromas of cherry jam, tobacco and black pepper and a hint of raisin. It is opulent with silky tannins, with the bright fruit and spice coming through during its long finish.

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