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Tommasi Amarone Classico 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

"For the production of its Amarone, Tommasi selects the best clusters of corvina, corvinone, rondinella and molinara grapes exclusively by hand, and exclusively from hillside vineyards in the Valpolicella Classico area. The grapes some from the family’s choicest plots in the Sant’ Ambrogio and San Pietro in Cariano areas of Valpolicella, where vines are trained using the guyot high-density training method. 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 45% of their weight, concentrating the level of natural sugar. After fermentation, the wine is aged for about three years in large (35 hectoliter) Slavonian oak casks, and one year in bottle. Rich and ripe on the nose, the wine is complex and full-bodied on the palate, with lots of dried plum and cherry notes that linger on the finish. An excellent choice for red meats, game and mature cheeses." -Importer

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Tommasi Viticoltori(Tommasi vintners) is a family viticulture firm founded in 1902. It is situated in Pedemonte, in the heart of Valpolicella Classico region, a small piece of land in the North - West part of Verona, between the plain and Lessini mountains and near Garda lake. From grandfather Giacomo’s tiny vineyard, the Tommasi estate has grown steadily over the course of years and today ex... Read more
Tommasi Viticoltori(Tommasi vintners) is a family viticulture firm founded in 1902. It is situated in Pedemonte, in the heart of Valpolicella Classico region, a small piece of land in the North - West part of Verona, between the plain and Lessini mountains and near Garda lake. From grandfather Giacomo’s tiny vineyard, the Tommasi estate has grown steadily over the course of years and today extends over 135 hectares of vineyard in the DOC wine areas of Verona and 66 hectares in Maremma, south of Tuscany. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Tommasi Amarone Classico

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065218,655
4.00 5
02/02/2014

Lots of licorice, dried fruit, and candied fruit aromas greet the nose along with a touch of VA adding some lift. Rather rich up front, then turning supple and very smooth on the palate with enough RS to lend the dried cherry, dried strawberry and plum flavors a noticeable sweetness. The acidity here is well integrated, some tannins emerge on the backend and through the finish which is black cherry fruited and moderately long, showing a good blend of richness and focus. 89pts


Member Reviews for Tommasi Amarone Classico

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Snooth User: icbang
776023276
4.50 5
02/01/2014

Low acid. Hints of juicy fruit. Long finish on the palate. Full Bodied - did not need any breathing.


Snooth User: jacksher96
130564337
0.00 5
07/10/2013

Listed rating 95


Snooth User: qutiful
133312336
5.00 5
10/31/2013

Best wine I bought this year. However, overpriced. I love it but will not spend that much money on wine again. (bought 6 bottles) If it ever goes on sale and shipping is free I may reconsider.


Snooth User: Wencis Jude Acosta
13357248,158
4.50 5
02/02/2014

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Tommasi Amarone Classico

External Review
07/06/2014

From a warmer vintage, the 2009 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is showing beautifully right now. Like all of Tommasi’s top wines, the signature style shows loads of dark fruit intensity and a brooding, textured mouthfeel. It also boasts the overt, chewy sweetness that Amarone is known for. Prune, plum cake and baking spice appear on the finish. Drink 2014–2021.


External Review
07/06/2014

Lightly juicy overall, with high-toned notes of plum brandy, kirsch, red licorice, tea rose and pekoe tea. Grainy tannins lend texture to the finish. Drink now through 2018.



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"For the production of its Amarone, Tommasi selects the best clusters of corvina, corvinone, rondinella and molinara grapes exclusively by hand, and exclusively from hillside vineyards in the Valpolicella Classico area. The grapes some from the family’s choicest plots in the Sant’ Ambrogio and San Pietro in Cariano areas of Valpolicella, where vines are trained using the guyot high-density training method. 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 45% of their weight, concentrating the level of natural sugar. After fermentation, the wine is aged for about three years in large (35 hectoliter) Slavonian oak casks, and one year in bottle. Rich and ripe on the nose, the wine is complex and full-bodied on the palate, with lots of dried plum and cherry notes that linger on the finish. An excellent choice for red meats, game and mature cheeses." -Importer

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