Tommasi

Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva Ca’ Florian 2010

Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva DOCG

Amarone Riserva “Ca ‘Florian” is made with selected grapes from one of the oldest vineyards owned by the Tommasi family, with vines averaging 30 years. 

This “Cru” or “Climat,“ as one would say in Burgundy, is characterized by its “simplicity and elegance,” with notes of cherry and typical black cherries of the valley of Marano, but also the sweet spices and greater structure and elegance common to the Valley of Negrar, which give it the ability to age for the long term.

The Ca’ Florian vineyard is a 12 acre parcel that lies on the Pedemonte hills surrouding the winery in San Pietro in Cariano, and has a south-western exposure. It is a terraced vineyard whose vines are trained using the traditional pergola veronese system. The soils are mostly cretaceous and calcareous.

After harvesting and manual selection, the grapes are laid down in boxes of 5 to 6 kg and naturally dried in the fruttaio for 4 months. They are gently pressed the following January and slowly fermented on the skins using indigenous yeasts, a process lasting  about 30 days. The wine is aged first in tonneau for one year and then for 3 years in Slavonian casks. It then sees one additional year of bottle aging.

The 2010 vintage is a blend of 75% Corvina, 15% Corvinone, and 10% Rondinella.

Vineyard

The Ca’ Florian vineyard is a 12 acre parcel that lies on the Pedemonte hills surrouding the winery in San Pietro in Cariano, and has a south-western exposure. It is a terraced vineyard whose vines are trained using the traditional pergola veronese system. The soils are mostly cretaceous and calcareous.

Color

Red

Appellation

Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva DOCG

Suggested Retail Price

$135.00

Reviews

"fruity and delicious"

James Suckling - “A rich and dense Amarone that nevertheless remains vivid and agile with plenty of fine tannins and fresh acidity. Medium to full body, fruity and delicious. Drink now and enjoy.”

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