Vinous rewards Tommasi wines

Vinous released the report on Valpolicella wines by Eric Guido.

Vinous is Antonio Galloni’s vision of a modern-day wine publication. Vinous’s team of renowned critics and writers offers in depth coverage of new releases, retrospectives and verticals of older wines.

We are happy and proud to share the great accolades deserved and what Eric Guido wrote about our wines.

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96 | DE BURIS AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO DOCG RISERVA 2010

The 2010 Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva De Buris pulls you close with an intense and spicy mix of sour citrus, tart cherries, dusty rose and dark, dark chocolate. I like the lift here, coming across as intensely oral and with an herbal twang that balances its rich fruits. This is silky yet vertical, as cooling acids add balance, saturating the palate with intense spice while becoming quite oral and mineral toward the close. It’s youthfully dense and with amazing potential, leaving the palate coated in ne tannins, nearly silty, along with hints of licorice and bitter spice. The 2010 is simply gorgeous, and with the potential to go two to three decades or more.

95 | AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO RISERVA CA’ FLORIAN 2013

Masses of crushed cherries, dried florals, cinnamon, clove and stone dust creates a seductive bouquet as the 2013 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva Ca’ Florian blossoms in the glass. It’s velvety and elegant with masses of dark red fruits and inner spice complicated by intense minerality and fine tannins that slowly saturate. It leaves lavender, licorice and dark, dark chocolate through the finale. This is structured and cool-toned.
Wow, the 2013 is an intense Ca’ Florian for the cellar.

92 | AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO 2017

The 2017 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico opens with a minty freshness, as bright red berries and dusty drieds flowers form in the glass. This is silky and saline in character, with depths of dark red fruits and spices all energized by saline-infused acidity, making for a highly drinkable expression as it develops inner rose tones toward the close. It’s structured and staining with a bitter twang of dark fruits and savory herbs. While you can still drink this today, the best is yet to come. A strapping and deep Amarone.

Giancarlo Tommasi, oenologist

91 | VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE RAFAEL 2019

More savory than sweet and with wild herbs, tomato leaf, crushed ashen stone and hints of lavender fill the glass as the 2019 Rafael Valpolicella Classico Superiore blossoms. This is silky yet juicy and remarkably fresh with mineral-tinged cherries and a bitter tinge of spice. It finishes long and spicy with depths of minerality and a coating of dark fruits and exotic spices. Salty, intense and at 12%, the 2019 Rafael is a gorgeous and characterful Valpolicella Classico.

90 | LUGANA RISERVA LE FORNACI 2018

The 2018 Lugana Riserva Le Fornaci opens slowly, as an enticing bouquet of crushed rocks, green apples and exotic flowers forms in the glass. It’s silky in texture with medium-bodied weight, displaying an almost-oily sensation, with citrus-tinged orchard fruits and inner florals that arch across the palate. Brisk acids maintain amazing freshness and precision throughout, as the 2018 tapers off both long yet incredibly fresh, with a note of chlorophyll that is hard to describe, yet completely satisfying. I’m tempted to see what a year or two of cellaring might reveal here.


Casisano: the vintages of the century 2015 and 2016 are great; the 2017 is very good

Casisano results as one of the best Brunello tasted by national and international critics.
The latest vintages of Rosso, Brunello and Colombaiolo Brunello Riserva available on the market give added value to the territory. Wines of ancient lineage interpreted with a contemporary hand. Complexity becomes linear and refined.

The 2015 and 2016 vintages, defined as “the vintages of the century” by wine critics, have decreed the success of the Casisano wines all over the world, a project and a reality in which the Tommasi family with the oenologist Emiliano Falsini believed with firmness and determination.

Very good the 2017 Brunello, which obtained  great reviews and scores, as well as the Rosso di Montalcino 2020, BEST BUY for Wine&Spirit Magazine.
Wines that express an immediate finesse to the nose, freshness and acidity. Silky and with a great evolutionary capacity.

2016201720152020
Casisano Brunello
di Montalcino docg
Casisano Brunello
di Montalcino docg
Casisano Colombaiolo Brunello di Montalcino Riserva docgCasisano Rosso
di Montalcino doc
94/100 James Suckling91/100 Decanter
BEST VALUE
94/100 Wine Spectator90/100 Wine&Spirits
94/100 Falstaff91/100 James Suckling93/100 DecanterBEST BUY
93/100 Wine Spectator90/100 Vinous92/100 Wine&Spirits
93/100 Vinous3 Bicchieri Gambero Rosso
91/100 Wine Advocate
91/100 Wine& Spirtis

CASISANO AWARDS

Objective: Microzonation

«The estate – explains Giancarlo Tommasi – covers 53 hectares, of which 22 are vineyards: 9 dedicated to the production of Brunello, 7 to that of Rosso and 6 to the Sant’Antimo appellation. Vineyards at 500 meters above the sea and with an exposure with south estern exposure wich allow us to have high profile objectives, wines with specific characteristics. We are building a tailor-made company, which focuses on microzonation. where we invest, we  want to enhance the territory. And here it is unique».

Elegance and Uniqueness
«Casisano – underlines Emiliano Falsini – is a cru within the denomination. Only through a respectful and minimalist enology, it is possible to enhance the territory and its typical and unique peculiarities. Wines must speak a language made of character, elegance and uniqueness ».


Tommasi Family Estates: awards, recap 2021 and objectives 2022

Tommasi Family Estates: a full house of awards and accolades confirms the family company as a leading player in the country’s wine sector and an ambassador for Italian excellence around the world. It is looking forward to 2022 with optimism: a year that marks the 120th anniversary of its foundation, with new projects and investments in the pipeline

The Tommasi family takes stock of the past year and looks towards the future; optimism for the months to come and clear objectives: sustainable growth, development of the Italian market and strengthening of exports.

The production of Tommasi Family Estates confirms its role as a representative of outstanding Italian quality, with excellent reviews in the principal Italian wine guides and from international trade experts. The 2010 De Buris Amarone della Valpolicella Classico D.O.C.G. Riserva, the enological gem from Valpolicella Classica, took home a whole host of awards from Italian critics, with 3 Bicchieri from Gambero Rosso, a Corona from Vinibuoni, 4 Viti from AIS, and 5 Grappoli from Bibenda. It also won a Platinum Award in Merano, a “Faccini” symbol from Daniele Cernilli/Doctor Wine and 3 Gold Stars from the Veronelli Guide, as well as an excellent placement in the Top 100 of Vivino, the biggest wine community in the world. Outstanding reviews also came for this wine from the most prestigious international wine writers, including a 96-point rating from Wine Advocate – Robert Parker, and splendid scores from Wine Spectator, James Suckling and Decanter, which also gave a rating of 92/100 to the new Le Fornaci Lugana Riserva D.O.C. 2018, which also earned 4 Rose Camune from AIS in Lombardy. The project in Montalcino was also rewarded, with the Casisano Colombaiolo Brunello D.O.C.G. Riserva 2015 which – alongside the 3 Bicchieri it received from Gambero Rosso – earned excellent reviews and scores from the Italian and foreign press, as did the iconic wine of the Vulture zone, the Don Anselmo Aglianico 2016 from Paternoster, which confirms its constant placing at the top of the classifications of merit, with its 3 Bicchieri from Gambero Rosso and its rating of 94 out of 100 from Vinous.

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On the strength of this success with the critics and at the conclusion of the year that has just gone by, the wine company with its headquarters at Pedemonte di Valpolicella has analyzed the past year and set its strategic goals for the months ahead: consolidation of the company, investment, sustainability, and growth on both the national and export markets are the key words for the Tommasi family.

«2021 has undoubtedly been a complicated year because of having to manage the shortage of raw materials and our difficulty in planning ahead, but it’s also definitely been one of recovery. It has closed much more positively than 2020 thanks to the upswing in the Ho.Re.Ca channel in Italy and around the world, to our solid relationships with our trading partners, the splendid cooperation of our stakeholders and, especially, thanks to the great ability to adapt and be flexible that we have demonstrated with our team of collaborators». With these words, the company’s Director, Pierangelo Tommasi, has commented on the year that is just coming to an end, but already with an eye towards 2022: «I am confident that the positive trend that we have witnessed in the last few months will continue in the new year, and I think that we can return to pre-pandemic levels by mid-2022. For our company, the Ho.Re.Ca and Retail channels each represent 50% of our business: this goes to show just how complex it was to get through 2020 without the contribution of the restaurant sector. 2021 has marked a definite turn for the better and our country has fortunately attained a degree of self-awareness and maturity that makes new lockdowns highly unlikely: I cannot therefore be anything but positive about the coming months».

Objectives for 2022/23

The family management has a very clear idea of the goals the company has to look forward to:

«Next year we will celebrate the 120th anniversary of the foundation of our company. We are the sons and grandsons of a determined and visionary sharecropper: we are proud of our roots, and, over the years, we have always worked with the ambition of becoming one of the most recognizable producers on the national wine scene» Pierangelo Tommasi continues. «We will go on following this path: consolidating our positioning in the Regions where we are present is now a priority, as well as increasing investments in our estates to improve the efficiency of their production processes, the quality of our wines, and our premises devoted to hospitality, which we consider essential. All this is within a framework of economic sustainability and care for the environment. At the same time, we will continue with great determination the excellent work we are doing both in Italy and on export markets, with the objective of having the Tommasi brand recognized as a symbol of Italian excellence around the world».

There are several projects in the pipeline for 2022,  even though they have been slowed down this year by the health crisis. It has not prevented, though, the start of work on building the new winery at Tenuta di Caseo in the Oltrepo’ Pavese, which will finish next year, as will the extension of the winery at Casisano in Montalcino, the refurbishment – by the end of 2023 – of the historic Barone Rotondo cellar  in the Paternoster property at Barile, in the Vulture zone of Basilicata, and the enlargement of Villa Quaranta Tommasi Wine Hotel & Spa with new and ever more exclusive rooms and services, with a view to developing our wine tourism-related hospitality through projects that are increasingly in synergy with the winery.

Sustainability

2022 will therefore be a decisive year for the growth of Tommasi Family Estates, a growth that must be sustainable.

«We want our everyday work to be increasingly oriented towards seeking and promoting sustainability» comments Pieragenlo Tommasi. «In concrete terms, this means devoting great attention to our  work in the vineyards, in the winery and in the various phases of production, using instruments and methods that really succeed in safeguarding and respecting the environment in which we operate, without which – let us never forget – we could not do what we like doing best: making great wines. Let me give you an example: our plan that includes the sizeable saving of energy and the use of lighter glass bottles is part of a wider and deep-seated project on which our company is already working for the sustainable development of all our production processes».

Sustainability also encompasses the inclusion of our workers, our partners, and our stakeholders, as well as support for the local area, in the social as well as economic sphere.

«Our family has always had an extremely intimate rapport with the Valpolicella zone, with Verona and Lake Garda, places we consider as “home”; we work together with the local government and the various cultural organizations in these locations to give our backing to unique places that are icons of our country: this year I would like to mention in particular the 67 Columns for the Arena project, our backing for the Teatro Stabile di Verona, and our collaboration with Art Verona. We also offer our support to all the regions where we have our wineries. In this regard, the combination of viticulture and hospitality will continue to be a very strong one, and promotion of wine tourism will be relevant in all the company’s decisions, which as from next year will involve all our estates.»

Markets

Italy is of paramount importance in the growth of Tommasi Family Estates, and 2022 too will be geared towards consolidation of the home market, as well as the company’s growth on foreign markets.

«The Italian market is very important for us,» states Pierangelo Tommasi, «because only if we are strong at home can we be respected as ambassadors for Italian excellence abroad. Distribution in Italy today represents about 20% of our turnover and the rest is divided up between 80 foreign markets, which we look after with dedication; some are fundamental and historic, like North America and Northern Europe, which represent approximately 30% of our overall export business. These are very mature markets, where there is great interest in wine, and in particular for the historic denominations. Then there are areas that are remarkably interesting and to some extent surprising, such as Iceland, Poland, Romania, and Eastern Europe in general, markets that are capable of absorbing even high-value wines. Thanks to our importers, we have done an outstanding job in the Ho.Re.Ca channel, which continues to also give us excellent results in Asia, especially in South Korea and Japan. Entry into production of new vineyards at our estates in Lugana, the Maremma in Tuscany, Puglia, and Umbria in 2022 and 2023 guarantees us room to grow and consolidate all our markets, which we will continue to look after with trips and targeted marketing and communication activities.

Growth, investments, sustainability, and hospitality are therefore the key words for Tommasi Family Estates in 2022, which promises to be a crucial year for the company’s development.

Our 120th anniversary will not only be a milestone we have reached, but also an opportunity to look towards the future with optimism and well-defined projects, as well as clear strategies for relaunching and renewing, consolidating and giving greater structure to our governance.


De Buris: a must drink, rare and desired

De Buris Amarone della Valpolicella Classico docg Riserva, shines among the prestigious reds of the world and the great Italian classics, is confirmed as one of the best in the world: a must drink, rare and desired.

The Vivino community, the largest digital wine marketplace, with its 50 million users, has spoken.
All the reviews were collected and lists were drawn up with the best wines of each category.

De Buris is confirmed as the must-drink of the season according to Vivino, and among the 100 best wines in the world: the rarest, the most desired and the most expensive.

The 2010 vintage has deserved the highest awards from the most important Italian guides and excellent reviews from the most prestigious international wine critics, confirming a path aimed exclusively at quality and excellence.

De Buris represents the maximum potential that a single vineyard and a terroir, unique in its extraordinary qualities, can express in a wine», comments Giancarlo Tommasi, enologist  «I like to think, with satisfaction and pride, that the 2010 vintage contains the essence of the Valpolicella area: De Buris represents the contemporary reinterpretation of our traditions, of our ancestors’ techniques of production, and, at the same time, the elegance and harmony of an artefact: in other words, the beauty.

PREMI

Merano WineFestival #MWF2021

The 30th edition of the Merano WineFestival will take place from 5 to 9 November 2021.

The Kurhaus Hall in Merano will host Merano WineFestival, one of the most important food and wine events in Europe. During this four-day kermesse, four of the most prestigious Tommasi Family Estates brands will be hosted:

De Buris, Tommasi, Casisano and Paternoster.

DISCOVER THE PROGRAM

Friday 5th e Saturday 6th of November

TOMMASI VITICOLTORI | VENETO
KURHAUS LENTNER tab. 102
2016 Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico DOCG
2012 Ca’ Florian Amarone Della Valpolicella Riserva DOCG
Old vintage: 2003 Ca’ Florian DOCG Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva

DE BURIS | VENETO
KURHAUS LENTNER tab. 103
2010 Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Riserva DOCG

Sunday 7th e Monday 8th November

CASISANO | TOSCANA
KURHAUS GALLERY A tab. 256
2016 Brunello Di Montalcino Brunello Di Montalcino DOCG
2015 Brunello Di Montalcino Brunello Di Montalcino DOCG
2013 Colombaiolo Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva DOCG
2015 Colombaiolo Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva DOCG
Old vintage: 2010 DOCG Brunello di Montalcino Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva DOCG

PATERNOSTER | BASILICATA
KURHAUS SISSI tab. 350
2016 Don Anselmo Aglianico Del Vulture Superiore Docg
2017 Synthesi Aglianico Del Vulture Superiore Doc

ACCOLADES

DE BURIS AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO RISERVA DOCG 2010

For the second consecutive year De Buris Amarone Riserva 2010 has been awarded the highest recognition
of the Merano WineFestival: the Platinum Award.

TOMMASI VITICOLTORI | VENETOVINTAGEAWARD
Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico DOCG2016ROSSO
Ca’ Florian Amarone Della Valpolicella Riserva DOCG2012GOLD
DE BURIS | VENETO
Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Riserva DOCG2010PLATINUM
CASISANO | TOSCANA
Brunello Di Montalcino Brunello Di Montalcino DOCG2016ROSSO
Brunello Di Montalcino Brunello Di Montalcino DOCG2015ROSSO
Colombaiolo Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva DOCG2013GOLD
Colombaiolo Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva DOCG2015GOLD
PATERNOSTER | BASILICATA
Don Anselmo Aglianico Del Vulture Superiore Docg2016GOLD
Synthesi Aglianico Del Vulture Superiore Doc2017ROSSO


Tommasi Family Estates: Awards en plein

The  Tommasi Family Estates  wine production is confirmed as an excellence of Made in Italy.
Great awards from the main Italian guides and amazing accolades from international wine critics.

Let’s toast to success!

AWARDS DOWNLOAD

DE BURIS
Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva docg 2010

Gambero Rosso  3 BICCHIERI
Wine Spectator  93/100
James Suckling  92/100
Doctor Wine      96/100
Vini Buoni d’Italia CORONA

 

TOMMASI
CA’ FLORIAN Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva docg 2012
Gambero Rosso   3 BICCHIERI
Decanter              94/100
Vinous                 94/100
James Suckling    94/100
Falstaff                 94/100
Wine & Spirits     91/100
Bibenda               5 GRAPPOLI
Vini di Veronelli   94/100
Vini Buoni d’Italia CORONA
Meininger            92/100
Merano Wine Festival   ORO / GOLD

TOMMASI

AMARONE della Valpolicella Classico docg 2017
James Suckling   93/100
Wine Spectator  91/100
Luca Maroni       92/100
Vini Buoni d’Italia CORONA

RIPASSO Valpolicella Classico Superiore doc 2018
James Suckling 92/100
Vini Buoni d’Italia 4 STELLE

RAFAÈL – Valpolicella Classico Superiore doc 2019
James Suckling 93/100
Vini Buoni d’Italia 4 STELLE

LE FORNACI Lugana doc 2020
Decanter 91/100
James Suckling 90/100
Falstaff 90/100
Luca Maroni 91/100
Vini Buoni d’Italia 4 STELLE

LE FORNACI Lugana Riserva doc 2018
James Suckling 91/100

LE FORNACI Rosé Vino Rosato 2020
Decanter 92/100
Falstaff 90/100

CASISANO – MONTALCINO

COLOMBAIOLO Brunello di Montalcino Riserva docg 2015
Gambero Rosso  3 BICCHIERI
Wine Spectator  94/100
Decanter            93/100

Brunello di Montalcino docg 2016
James Suckling 94/100
Falstaff 94/100
Wine Spectator 93/100
Vinous 93/100
Luca Maroni 91/100
Decanter 90/100
Wine Enthusiast 90/100

Rosso di Montalcino doc 2019
James Suckling 91/100

 

POGGIO AL TUFO – MAREMMA TOSCANA

ROMPICOLLO – Sangiovese Cabernet Sauvignon Toscana igt 2018
James Suckling 92/100
Luca Maroni 91/100

Cabernet Sauvignon Toscana igt 2019
James Suckling 91/100

 

MASSERIA SURANI – PUGLIA

DIONYSOS Primitivo di Manduria Riserva doc 2015
Wine Enthusiast     91/100
Wine Spectator     90/100
James Suckling      90/100
Vinous                    90/100

HERACLES Primitivo di Manduria doc 2019
James Suckling 90/100

Primitivo di Manduria doc 2019
Luca Maroni 91/100

PATERNOSTER – BASILICATA

DON ANSELMO Aglianico del Vulture Superiore docg 2016
Gambero Rosso 3 BICCHIERI
Vinous   94/100
Falstaff   94/100
Wine Spectator 93/100
Wine Enthusiast 93/100
James Suckling 92/100
Wine & Spirits 92/100
Robert Parker 92/100
Jancis Robinson 17++/20
Bibenda 5 GRAPPOLI
Vini di Veronelli 3 STELLE
Vini Buoni d’Italia 4 STELLE
Merano Wine Festival ORO / GOLD
Doctor Wine 95/100
AIS Vitae 4 VITI

SYNTHESI Aglianico del Vulture doc 2017
Gambero Rosso  2 BICCHIERI
Falstaff              91/100
James Suckling 90/100
Wine Spectator 90/100 PT. SMART BUY
Vinous              90/100
Jancis Robinson 17/20
Vini Buoni d’Italia GOLDEN STAR

CASEO – LOMBARDIA
470 Pinot Nero Brut Metodo Classico
James Suckling 91/100
530 Pinot Nero Brut Rosé Metodo Classico
James Suckling 91/100


Summer in Verona: Wine and Opera

Veneto terra di amici, Verona terra d’amore” (“Veneto land of friendship; Verona land of love”) is the chorus of one of an Italian song dedicated to the city of Romeo and Juliet: a place that boasts Roman and romantic, cultural and oeno-gastronomic traditions, which include wine and the Arena.
From the hot nights of June till the mild ones of September, Summer in the Verona area cannot but be spent on the shores of Lake Garda in the company of a glass of Le Fornaci Lugana D.O.C., or in the shade of an umbrella by the pool with a glass of Valpolicella D.O.C., served cool, if possible.
Because there are only two things that the rising temperatures cannot put a stop to: a good bottle of wine and the annual appointment with opera. The latter is a tradition that boasts years and years of huge success, with productions bearing the names of artists like Riccardo Cocciante or Riccardo Muti, whose latest “Aida” opened the 2021 season in Verona’s famous amphitheater. But, to discover its origins, we have to take a step back in time.

It was in 1913 – around the time that Tommasi, too, was beginning to make its name known around the city – that “Aida” brought the wonders of opera onto the stage of the Arena.

«I think that, of all the operas, it’s the one that’s most suited to this venue: it’s hard for anyone not to associate it – as a great visual and vocal event – with the Arena in Verona».

Alberto Gazale, the baritone born at Sassari in Sardinia, smiles on the stage of the Arena as he prepares to sing the part of Amonasro, Aida’s father in Verdi’s opera, 22 years after his debut here in this role. Verona has been his second home, and it is here that he laid the foundations for the enormous success that has led to him performing in the most prestigious theaters in the world, including La Fenice in Venice, La Scala in Milan, the Wiener Staatsoper in Vienna e the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow.

«Artistically speaking, I was practically born in the Arena, the mother of the art of opera in the Veneto. In 1999 I sang in my first “Aida” here, but in ‘98 I had made my debut in Giuliano Montaldo’s production of Verdi’s “Un ballo in maschera” (“A Masked Ball”), that season’s première. For me, coming back to Verona almost every year is a great source of satisfaction and a great joy».

Meanwhile, the audience are taking their seats for another sold-out performance: Italians, foreigners, couples and single people, adults but also children. For many years now, colored fans have fluttered amid the stalls and glasses of wine have accompanied the show.

«I couldn’t have a home in Valpolicella and not love the great wines of the Veneto and of Verona,» Gazale stresses, «Amarone above all, but also Ripasso, Recioto and all the great historic wines. We might say that wine has a lot in common with art. It is made up of sensations, psychology, connections and emotions, and the liaison of a great wine with a great artistic performance represents a real apotheosis. I have known few well-traveled artists who didn’t also have a passion for wine, which is an extremely deep-rooted part of our culture. It is one of the finest things we know how to do or make».

In the vaults under the Arena, the artists are beginning to prepare for the performance: here you can hear their vocal exercises, while the half- made-up and half-dressed extras run from one end of the corridors to the other. Because, in the Arena, every evening represents a new challenge.

«Choosing a favorite opera is a bit like having to choose between your children. It depends on the director, the conductor; the cast members change, and the same opera can have greater or lesser appeal. But the important thing is especially to love that production, because the strength of an opera is its impromptu nature. Every performance and every evening are different from the rest».

Just as, in the same way, every glass of wine can have a different effect, especially in Valpolicella, where the tasting from Rafaèl Valpolicella Classico Superiore doc, to Ripasso Valpolicella Classico Superiore doc  and Amarone della Valpolicella Classisco docg is an experience of never ending harmony, also evidenced by the excellent reviews of the well-known critic James Suckling.


Choose your favorite 90+ points by James Suckling

Let’s have a wine journey from North to South Italy:
a white from Lake Garda or Vulture region? or are you undecided between a sip of red from Montalcino or Tuscany Maremma?

Choose your favorite white or red among the ones reviewed with a nice 90+ by James Suckling…or pick them all!

90 – Tommasi Le Fornaci Lugana doc 2020
Floral and slightly earthy nose with some cedro, following through to a medium to full palate with flavors of bitter-lemon and rich, savory minerals. Lightly phenolic on the finish. Drink now.

90 – Paternoster Vulcanico Falanghina igt 2019
Cooked lemon, pear, dried flowers and lime peel on the nose. It’s medium-bodied with biting acidity. Tangy, herbed finish. Drink now.

91 – Casisano Rosso di Montalcino doc 2019
Cherries and lilacs on the nose with some meaty mineral character. Medium-bodied with lots of acidity to freshen up the fruit and provide drive. Quite firm at the end. Drink now.

91 – Poggio al Tufo Cabernet Sauvignon igt 2019
A clean-cut cab with a good core of currants and a hint of fresh herb. Medium-bodied with well-integrated tannins and a fresh, fruity finish. Drink now


Valpolicella Classica essentials by James Suckling

Amarone, Ripasso and Rafaèl are Tommasi Valpolicella Classica essentials.
We are very proud to share the great scores by James Suckling, that these three fromidable red wines have deserved.

Don’t be shy, let’s enjoy them all during your Summer BBQ or under the sky full of stars to make your nights beautiful.

93 Points –Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2017
Needs air to bring out the intense, bright red berries with some dates and spicy, meaty notes. Full-bodied with a tight but forward-driven palate, spurred along by clean acidity and firm, fine tannins. It’s all there, but needs time to mellow out. Try from 2023.

92 Points – Tommasi Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore 2018
Lightly exotic nose of ripe raspberries, prunes and a hint of orange zest. Medium-bodied with a tight, intense bead of fruit, very fine tannins and lovely chocolate orange at the end. Lots to like here. Drink now.

93 Points – Tommasi Valpolicella Classico Superiore Rafaèl 2019
Pleasant nose of thick raspberry and cherry jam with savory notes of black olives and light herbs. Relaxed feel to the medium-bodied but layered palate with very fine tannins that are coated with creamy fruit. Surprisingly good length, pushed along by the more savory elements. Delicious. Drink or hold.


Let them all talk: first reviews for Caseo bubbles by James Suckling

Internationally acclaimed wine critic and journalist, James Suckling reviewed our new sparklings of Tenuta di Caseo from Oltrepo’ Pavese.
Very nice scores for our first sparkling experience, that comes from high elevations and as ideas, takes flight!

470 Caseo Pinot Nero Metodo Classico  91 points
Clean lemon-cream and fresh apple on the nose and palate with a fresh, lively froth and some sour cream to finish. Salty aftertaste. Enjoy now.

530 Caseo Pinot Nero Rosé Metodo Classico 91 points
A light-colored pinot rosé sparkling with pleasantly perfumed notes of lightly candied cherries and rose petals on the nose. Some biscuit, too. Compact and intense flavors on the palate with fine bubbles. Nicely dry finish. Drink now.

We’ve elevated to a method

The Tommasi family’s passion for excellence lies behind the “Metodo Classico” sparkling wines from Tenuta di Caseo: an indissoluble mix of knowledge of the terroir of the Oltrepò Pavese, care and dedication, for a Champenoise method quite unlike any other.