Join us on Monday 3rd June, where Giancarlo Tommasi will guide Members through a Masterclass of their superb wines, and will introduce the family’s new project – De Buris.
Tommasi has always been a standard bearer of the Amarone appellation, and one of the most important quality producers in the Veneto.
The family-run estate was founded in 1902 by Giacomo Tommasi in the village of Pedemonte, which lies in the heart of the Valpolicella Classico region that extends north-west of Verona. The family owns 284 acres in Valpolicella Classico, making them the single largest land owners in the area.
Over the years they have steadily expanded their holdings in other areas of the Veneto and other regions, and now own a total of 1,400 acres under vine between the Veneto, Tuscany, Puglia, Basilicata and Oltrepo Pavese. As has been the case since the winery’s establishment, the family works only with grapes they grow, an important quality decision and reflection of their deep connection to the Valpolicella soil.
The De Buris project takes Tommasi back to its roots – the origins of Valpolicella Classica. On the Grolla hilltop, in an area known as La Groletta, lies a natural habitat for the native grapes of Valpolicella, a 1.9 hectare, low yield vineyard perched on a hilltop overlooking Lake Garda.
As well as introducing Members to this exciting development for the family, Giancarlo Tommasi will guide Members and their guests through a selection of their flagship wines from some of the top vintages, including the classic Amarone – single-vineyard Amarone Riserva Ca’Florian, Valpolicella Classica Superiore and Ripasso.
We will taste:
2017 Tommasi Rafael Valpolicella Classica Superiore
2016 Tommasi ‘Ripasso’ Valpolicella Classico Superiore
2015 Tommasi ‘Ripasso’ Valpolicella Classico Superiore
2015 Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG
2013 Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG
2008 Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG
2008 De Buris Valpolicella Classico DOC Amarone Riserva
2011 Tommasi ‘Ca Florian’ Amarone della Valpolicella Classico
2010 Tommasi ‘Ca Florian’ Amarone della Valpolicella Classico
2008 Tommasi ‘Ca Florian’ Amarone della Valpolicella Classico