Founded by Giacomo Tommasi in 1902, Tommasi has grown to be the largest family-owned vineyard estate in the Valpolicella Classica, owning 105 hectares and an additional 15 hectares in the Lugana DOC. Tommasi is located in Pedemonte in the heart of the historic ‘Classico’ region, from which the best quality wines are produced. The estate is owned and managed by the fourth generation of the Tommasi family, with six family members working together in harmony. Pierangelo manages the UK market, while winemaker, Giancarlo prefers to stay close the vineyards and winery.
A selection of Turbiana from the vineyards of the Le Fornaci estate just outside Sirmione and Rondinella from a vineyard owned by the Tommasi family at Peschiera del Garda: an encounter between two enchanting shores of Lake Garda.
The Turbiana and Rondinella are carefully selected, harvested at the same time, and brought to the winery. They are put – separately – into the press to macerate for one hour. This phase of skin contact, in which the substances that give the wine its particular color are released, is the most sensitive. The grapes (again separately) then undergo a very gentle pressing for 2 hours, from which the free-run juice of the two varieties is obtained. At the end of these delicate processes, the two musts are blended together. The resulting liquid is chilled and racked, and then inoculated with selected yeasts. The alcoholic fermentation is maintained at controlled temperatures of between 15° and 18°C for 10 days; the wine then matures for 4 months in stainless steel.
Pale pink hue, with highlights reminiscent of rose petals, introduces a rich bouquet: fragrant and fine, with aromas of pink grapefruit, peach blossom, mineral hints, and mandarin orange zest. IVibrant and fresjh with notes of citrus zest. Mouthwatering finish.
Served cool, it is perfect as an aperitif or with delicately flavored hors d’oeuvres. Excellent with fish main courses or Asian dishes, and ideal for accompanying pizza; its versatility makes it a wine for any time of year and for any occasion.
Serve at 10-12°C.
90 pts Falstaff
90 pts Decanter
Lugana DOC, Lombardia