Deep ruby red
Warm, ripe on the nose, intense and of great refinement.
Complex, smooth, full bodied, lots of cherry notes and plum
Wine Enthusiast 91 points - Structured and savory, this opens with aromas of prune, baked plum and cake spice. The full-bodied palate doles out ripe black cherry, raisin, white pepper and mocha accompanied by round, chewy tannins. It closes on a licorice note.
Wine Spectator 90 points - Elegant and balanced, with supple tannins framing the flavors of juicy black cherry, singed orange peel, wild herb and Christmas spice. Drink now through 2022. 3,000 cases imported.
93 PTS – James Suckling
"A red with dried fruits such as raisins and sultanas. Full-bodied, round and fruity. Soft, velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. Very classic style of Amarone. Drink now."
91 PTS – Wine Enthusiast
"Structured and savory, this opens with aromas of prune, baked plum and cake spice. The full-bodied palate doles out ripe black cherry, raisin, white pepper and mocha accompanied by round, chewy tannins. It closes on a licorice note."
90 PTS – Wine Spectator
"Elegant and balanced, with supple tannins framing the flavors of juicy black cherry, singed orange peel, wild herb and Christmas spice. Drink now through 2022."
After harvest, the grapes are placed on small racks in a large grape-drying room known as a fruttaio, where they are dried by 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. After fermentation, the wine is aged for 30 months in large 35-hectoliter Slavonian oak casks, followed by one year in bottle.
he 2012 Amarone is a blend of 50% Corvina, 15% Corvinone, 30% Rondinella, 5% Oseleta, from the family’s choicest plots in Valpolicella Classico. Their traditional approach to Amarone favors elegance and balance, with deep fruit complemented by spicy, earthy flavors.
|Red meat, game, mature cheeses. Excellent after-dinner wine
|TOMMASI Viticoltori (Tommasi vintners ) is a family viticultural company founded in 1902.
Tommasi is located in Pedemonte village in the heart of Valpolicella Classico region, on a small piece of land in the northwest part of Verona, between the Lessini mountains and their plains near Lake Garda.
From grandfather Giacomo’s tiny vineyard, the Tommasi estate has grown steadily over the course of years and today extends over 135 hectares of vineyards blessed by mother nature not only by a magnificent landscape, but more importantly, by its perfect suitability for grapes.
The estate is run by the 4th generation of the Tommasi family, 6 members working together in complete harmony and each with his well defined area of responsibility:
Giancarlo is the wine maker
Pierangelo is the marketing and export manager
Piergiorgio is the domestic market manager
Stefano is the regional market manager
Francesca and Erica (the princesses of wine) handle all administrative matters
Michela, Barbara and Paola are in charge of Villa Quaranta