Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2011

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Deep intense aromas of Christmas cake, chocolate, cinnamon, sweet fruits and spice - rich texture and sweet fruits.
Description

The grapes for the Amarone come from hillside vineyards in the Valpolicella Classico area; Conca d’Oro and La Groletta vineyards - The very best grape bunches were carefully selected and hand-picked. The grapes were then laid out in boxes of 5-6 kg and naturally dried in the fruttaio (a large room with natural air circulation) for four months. After the ‘appasimento’ or drying process, the grapes were gently pressed the following January. A skin maceration and alcoholic fermentation took place in wooden vats at 26-28°C lasting 40 days . After fermentation, the wine was matured for 30 months in 35 hectolitre Slavonian oak barrels before bottling. The wines is aged for a further year in bottle before release.

Deep ruby red colour with garnet shades and pleasant sweet balsamic velvety tones. . Spicy scent of dried figs, cherries, herbs and a savoury sweet finish.