We are delighted to announce that the Tommasi Ca’ Florian Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva 2009 was the highest scoring wine, with 95 points, in a recent Decanter Panel Tasting by Andrea Briccarello, Michael Garner and Susan Hulme MW. The Ca’ Florian was one of only two ‘Outstanding’ wines in this Panel Tasting which critiqued over 160 wines!
The Ca’ Florian vineyard lies on the limestone soils of the hill separating the valleys of Marano and Negrar at the heart of the classico area. From the terraced vineyard planted to the ancient pergola system to the use of the ancient arele (slanted bamboo racks) for the appassimento process, the long, slow fermentation and the four-year ageing period in wood (mainly in old Slavonian oak botte), giving this wine great personality and balance.
Andrea Biccarello’s tasting note revealed that:
“You can sense the maturity on the nose here, with its balsamic and shoe polish characters. The sour cherries and blackberries poke through gradually in a very traditional style, giving this wine great personality and balance.”
Michael Garner described the wine as:
“Fresh and edgy with a slightly volatile cordial fruit nose, this evokes aromas of cherry stones and irises. It displays a juicy freshness alongside its brisk acidity and cedar flavours.”
Susan Hulme MW enjoyed the “smoky, autumnal aromas and flavours [that] float around the glass. On first impression it is super silky, with mature notes of liquorice, raisin, brown sugar and molasses. Fine chalky tannins but with no hard edges, this is a mature wine at its best.”
Contact Effi to find out more about this “Outstanding” wine.