Tommasi, Ca Florian Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva 2011

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    Corvina 75%, Rondinella 10%, Corvinone 15%

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Tommasi Ca Florian Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva 2011 - Wine

Tasting Notes

A structured red wine with a remarkable personality. Complex and elegant on the nose, with a rich bouquet of black fruits; plums, cherries and blackberries. Red fruit perfumes, balsamic and spicy nuances with a hint of dark chocolate. The alcohol is perfectly integrated with the silky tannins, a wine of great elegance with a long finish.

Production Notes

The very best grape bunches are carefully selected and hand-picked. They are then laid out in boxes of 5-6 kg and naturally dried in the fruttaio (a large room with natural air circulation) for four months. After the appasimento or drying process, the grapes are gently pressed the following January. A skin maceration and alcoholic fermentation in wooden vats follows lasting 40 days at 26-28deg and using only natural yeasts. The wine is matured for four years, firstly spending a year in 500 litre tonneaux and then a further three years in large Slavonian oak casks. The wine is then refined in the bottle for a further year before release.

Critics Reviews

Decanter,95pts - smoky, autumnal aromas and flavours [that] float around the glass. On first impression it is super silky, with mature notes of liquorice, raisin, brown sugar and molasses. Fine chalky tannins but with no hard edges, this is a mature wine at its best.�, Susan Hulme MW

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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.