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Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classicotext

Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2018

Veneto, ItalyA warming Europe is aiding the maturation of Amarone grapes, in this case, a 50/30/15/5 mix of corvina, corvinone, rondinella, and oseleta grown in the La Groletta and Conca d’Oro crus in the hilly Valpolicella Classico zone. Expect a classic nose of super ripe cherries, raisins, figs and balsamic. The palate is warm with more intense sweet black fruit with coffee, pepper, earthy tobacco leaf, and a balsamic prune aftertaste. The finish is long, persistent, and warm, calling for mature cheese, lamb, or big rich game dishes. The grapes are manually harvested and selected, followed by drying for about three months in a well-ventilated loft. Fermentation took place in stainless steel for 25 days at 25°-30°C before 3 years maturation in 35 and 65 hl Slavonian oak casks.Tasted: 24 March 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$64.99750mlBCL Stores
AB$61.99750mlselect private retailers
Producer: Tommasi ViticoltoriDistributors: International Cellars Inc.
Univins and Spiritueux
Blend: Corvina - Rondinella - MolinaraCSPC: 494393UPC: 8004645402108