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Tommasi Poggio Al Tufo Rompicollo Sangiovese-Cabernet Sauvignon Toscana 2012

External Review by We Speak Wine:

Estate: Poggio al Tufo is a new project in the Maremma started by Tommasi, one of the historical and leading producers of Amarone, and one of the most important quality producers in the Veneto. Seeing tremendous potential in this once swampy coastal stretch of Tuscany, the family purchased 163 acres of land there in 1997. The Poggio al Tufo property is located in in Pitigliano, a historical Etruscan city situated about an hour north of Rome, in the province of Grosseto. Vineyard: The vineyards are in the Alta Maremma, lying approximately 1,000 feet above sea level, and are characterized by soils that are very rich in tufo, a particular type of volcanic rock. The Mediterranean Sea, lying just 15 miles away, prevents any drastic temperature variations and provides a warm, stable microclimate for the vines. The Tommasi family has replanted the area with selected clones of both indigenous and international grape varieties. Vinification: The wine sees a 10-day fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, followed by a 12 month maturation period in 65 Hl Slavonian oak casks. Wine: This blend of 60% Sangiovese and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon comes from a singlevineyard site called Rompicollo, which benefits from a Southern exposure, ample sunlight, and a volcanic soil rich in tufo rock. The vines here are densely planted (2,630 vines per acre) in order to yield the best quality fruit.

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Tommasi:
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

External Reviews for Tommasi Poggio Al Tufo Rompicollo Sangiovese-Cabernet Sauvignon Toscana

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/27/2016

Estate: Poggio al Tufo is a new project in the Maremma started by Tommasi, one of the historical and leading producers of Amarone, and one of the most important quality producers in the Veneto. Seeing tremendous potential in this once swampy coastal stretch of Tuscany, the family purchased 163 acres of land there in 1997. The Poggio al Tufo property is located in in Pitigliano, a historical Etruscan city situated about an hour north of Rome, in the province of Grosseto. Vineyard: The vineyards are in the Alta Maremma, lying approximately 1,000 feet above sea level, and are characterized by soils that are very rich in tufo, a particular type of volcanic rock. The Mediterranean Sea, lying just 15 miles away, prevents any drastic temperature variations and provides a warm, stable microclimate for the vines. The Tommasi family has replanted the area with selected clones of both indigenous and international grape varieties. Vinification: The wine sees a 10-day fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, followed by a 12 month maturation period in 65 Hl Slavonian oak casks. Wine: This blend of 60% Sangiovese and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon comes from a singlevineyard site called Rompicollo, which benefits from a Southern exposure, ample sunlight, and a volcanic soil rich in tufo rock. The vines here are densely planted (2,630 vines per acre) in order to yield the best quality fruit.



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