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Amarone gains DOCG status

Amarone gains DOCG status

The 2010 Amarone della Valpolicella from Tommasi, was not only an exceptional vintage, but also the first vintage that the wine takes DOCG status. Amarone is a wine with a long tradition and history that made it what it is today. In order to help preserving this heritage Amarone, from the vintage 1968 was registered as a DOC wine and from 2010 became a DOCG wine.

Along with the change in denomination, the blend of the Tommasi Amarone also changed following experimentation. Instead of using the local varietal, Molinara, Tommasi chose to use Oseleta (although only 5%) from the 2010 vintage, which gives more slightly structure and acidity than Molinara. The Oseleta comes from one of the top vineyard sites within the ‘Classico’ area, the La Groletta vineyard.

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