Tommasi, Arele 2016

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  • Type:

    Red

  • Country:

    Italy

  • Region:

    Veneto

  • Grape:

    Corvina

  • Grape Blend:

    Corvina 60%, Rondinella 30%, Oseleta 5%, Merlot 5%

  • Vegan:

    Y

  • Winemaker:

    Giancarlo Tommasi

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Tommasi Arele 2016 - Wine

Tasting Notes

Ruby red in colour, this wine shows perfumes of crushed black raspberry, black cherry, plum compote, dried herbs and mulled spice, which follow on to the palate. It is concentrated and supple with black cherry and plum flavours and a long, refined finish.

Production Notes

30% of the grapes are partially dried on the wooden trays called Arele, for 30 days before fermentation. The grapes are fermented at 26-28 deg in stainless steel tanks for eight days. After fermentation, the wine is matured for 12 months in 65 hectolitre Slavonian oak casks before bottling.

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Producer Profile

Tommasi was founded in 1902 and has grown to be the largest family-owned vineyard estate in Valpolicella Classico. Tommasi is located in Pedemonte in the heart of the historic Classico region, from which the best quality wines are produced. From grandfather Giacomos small vineyard holding, the Tommasi estate has grown over the years and today comprises 195 hectares of vineyard including 105 hectares in the Valpolicella Classica and 15 hectares in the Lugana DOC. The family own vineyards in some of the prime hillside sites in the region: La Groletta,Conca d'Oro and Ca Florian where the grapes for the Amarone Classico, Ripasso, and Valpolicella Classico Superiore are cultivated. The most prestigious wine of the Valpolicella is the opulent Amarone.Produced from the four Valpolicella grape varieties; Corvina Veronese, Corvinone, Rondinella, Oseleta, and cultivated on hillside terraces, only the best and most mature bunches are hand selected for the two Tommasi Amarone wines. The grapes are dried by the cool autumn breezes after harvest and are crushed and fermented the following February. 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. Leaders in their field, Tommasi are also one of the founding members of the Amarone Families, a collective of family-owned and run, vineyard owners, established in 2009 to provide a focus for quality Amarone production and distribution worldwide.