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 45 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.
The single vineyard Rafaèl, the first vineyard bought by the family; is a hillside location of six hectares. The soil consists of layers of fine sediments such as clay, limestone and resulting in a beautifully balanced wine. he vines are trained using the PergolaVeronese system and it lies in the Valpolicella Classica zone.
The grapes are fermented at 25-30°C in stainless steel tanks for 12 days. After fermentation, the wine spends a further 15 months maturing in 65 hectolitre Slavonian oak barrels before bottling.
Bright ruby red, with fresh red cherry perfumes. Flavours of sweet cherry and chocolate with a smooth and supple drinkability, make this wine an easy drinking delight.
A very versatile wine! Excellent with pasta dishes with rich sauces, roasts and white meats, or moderately aged cheeses.Try it also with spicy Oriental dishesand full-flavored fish soups.
Serve at 14-16°C
Decanter 95 points
Valpolicella Classico, Veneto
60% Corvina Veronese