Grape harvest 2020

It’s harvest time at Tommasi Family Estates!

On 18th August Tommasi officially started the 2020 harvest, beginning at the Caseo estate in the Oltrepò Pavese with the Pinot Nero for the spumante base wine  

The rite of the harvest is – for the Tommasi family – an appointment that includes various starting dates, dependent on the production zones of the Group’s wineries, of which there are no less than six, in the North, Center, and South of Italy. That is why keeping tabs on the prospects for - and progress of  - the harvest at Tommasi means monitoring a large part of the Italian wine production scene, with our expectations being logically linked to the climatic and technical/production-related developments that have taken place during the year.

 

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In this regard, Giancarlo Tommasi, the Group’s enologist, declared: «On 18th August we began the harvest in the Oltrepò Pavese: a splendid day and splendid grapes! We also monitored on a daily basis the final stage of ripening of the Pinot Grigio at our Prunea estate in Vapolicella Classica, the harvest for which began on 26th August. On the other hand, for the Vermentino at Poggio al Tufo and for the Fiano at Surani, the harvest started in the first week of September. After checking the state of ripeness of the fruit every day, we have been picking the grapes for our Lugana at the Le Fornaci Estate since 14th September».

«As regards a forecast on production volumes» points out Giancarlo Tommasi, «we can realistically    imagine a drop of around 10% compared to the previous year for Surani, while for Poggio al Tufo the reduction should be 5%. For Casisano, we are in line with the volumes of last year, partly because we have been very rigorous in controlling all the phases of the vegetative cycle of the vines in order to obtain the yield foreseen in the production regulations for Brunello di Montalcino. The Caseo estate is also registering the same volumes as the year before. As for the Valpolicella Classica zone, we are in line with the new regulations about the yield per hectare in the harvest for the grapes for Amarone: lower, to guarantee even greater quality. Lastly, there is Lugana, where we have confirmed the volumes of last year, with a yield that is deliberately lower than that called for in the production regulations».

«As a general rule, therefore, we shall definitely be able to obtain a high level of quality at all of our estates. This scenario is the result of precise choices we have made, even bucking the trend compared to the rest of the market: limiting the yield per hectare, and applying in a very strict manner the production regulations of our most important denominations even in other, less prestigious, areas. Several denominations have reduced their yields this year, not only Amarone. We have decided to focus on greater bud selection, concentrating, at the agronomic level, on the quality of the fruit, starting from the initial phases of the vegetative cycle».

From Emiliano Falsini and Fabio Mecca Paternoster, who oversee winemaking respectively at Casisano and Poggio al Tufo and at Paternoster and Surani, here are some interesting details about the weather at the individual estates.

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Casisano – Montalcino, Tuscany – In terms of the weather pattern, this year has been ideal up until now. The vegetative cycle began very slightly early and has carried on without any notable climatic phenomena so far. The spring was regular and mild; only in the last few days of July did the temperatures rise considerably, but so far this has not affected in any negative way the optimum growth of the vines and the ripening of the grapes. So, the vines did not suffer any stress from lack of water, and yields are also in line with the norm. At the moment, we can consider this a classic vintage, with prospects of excellent quality. If the weather in August and September remains regular, we can look forward to a very interesting year which, based on the weather patterns we have seen so far, recalls to some extent 2015.

Poggio al Tufo – the Maremma, Tuscany - Harvesting of the grapes for the red wines will probably begin in mid-September. Poggio al Tufo forecasts production that is slightly lower than in 2019, by 5-10%. Thanks to a regular spring and well-distributed rainfall, the vines attained a good vegetative balance, without any particular problems with diseases.

Paternoster - Basilicata – We have witnessed an excellent vegetative cycle: rain fell at just the right time, with always about ten days between showers, favoring the right amount of absorption by the plants and linear vegetative development of the vines. There have not been any problems with the health of the vines, and a very gradual véraison phase is now beginning, which makes us think that the harvest will take place at the end of October. Another particularly important factor for the grapes’ quality has been the marked differences between day- and night-time temperatures, which have been evident since the end of July, thus making the bunches swell very nicely.

Surani - Puglia – From a quantitative point of view, production this year has been influenced by a frost that considerably compromised the flowering phase, especially for the Primitivo, so we now have low yields but – on the other hand – extremely high quality. We did not register any problems with vine health, and the weather patterns were positive and linear: it has certainly been very hot at times, but cool breezes in the evenings and frequent (but never intense) rains have always helped the vines to confront each stage in their phenological development.

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A dinner with the Enologist Tommasi - Digital Dinner

Join us for a free, exclusive virtual dinner with Giancarlo Tommasi, the Tommasi Family’s IV generation oenologist, as we taste the famous Tommasi Ripasso Valpolicella Classico Superiore Doc and Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, and prepare the traditional Risotto all’Amarone in your own home.
 
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SPECIAL GUESTS
Alessandro Torcoli –
Chat and share notes with the director and editor of the renowned Civiltà del Bere magazine
Serena Codognola – Chef with whom we will prepare the Risotto all’Amarone, following the old Tommasi family recipe.
WHEN
Wednesday, June 10th at 7:00pm via Zoom
 
TASTE WINE AND COOK WITH US
Purchase the two wines in the tasting, along with the ingredients to prepare the risotto, at the special price of € 55,00, including shipping, with   paypalnuovologo-650x245
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What you will receive for the digital dinner:

  • one bottle of Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Docg 2015 (750 ml)
  • one bottle of Tommasi Ripasso della Valpolicella Classico Superiore Doc 2016 (750 ml)
  • one package of Vialone Nano rice, from the historic producer Melotti (1kg)
  • one jar of lard with bottom pork sirloin from Corrado Benedetti, local meat and cheese artisans (350 gr)
  • one Tommasi corkscrew
  • The Tommasi Family recipe book

You may also purchase the kit by wire transfer to S.S. Agricola Tommasi Viticoltori: IT 92 L 05034 59810 0000 000 17607
 
If you wish to pay by wire transfer, please send us an email to wine@tommasi.com with the following details:

  • A copy of the transfer confirmation
  • First and Last Name
  • Shipping address
  • Contact phone number

by june 3rd, 2020, in order to guarantee that you receive the kit in time.
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 A one-of-a-kind opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of Tommasi, non just to discover the richness of the Valpolicella Classica area and its great wines, but also to learn some family traditions in the kitchen.

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For any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us at the following:

  1. +39 045 770 12 66
  2. wine@tommasi.com

A Cena con l'enologo Tommasi - Digital Dinner

In esclusiva gratuita una cena virtuale assieme a Giancarlo Tommasi, enologo della IV generazione della famiglia Tommasi per degustare i celebri Tommasi Ripasso Valpolicella Classico Superiore Doc e l'Amarone della Valpolicella Classico e preparare il tradizionale Risotto all'Amarone direttamente a casa vostra.

 

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OSPITI SPECIALI
Alessandro Torcoli, direttore ed editore dell'autorevole rivista Civiltà del Bere con cui potrete dialogare a confrontarvi durante la degustazione
Serena Codognola, chef con cui prepareremo il risotto all'Amarone dall'antico ricettario della famiglia Tommasi.

QUANDO
Mercoledi 10 Giugno ore 19:00 via Zoom

 

DEGUSTA E CUCINA CON NOI
Acquista i due vini in degustazione e gli ingredienti per cucinare il risotto, al prezzo speciale di € 55,00 incluso di spese di spedizione, tramite   paypalnuovologo-650x245

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Cosa riceverete a casa per la digital dinner:

  • una bottiglia di Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Docg 2015 (750 ml)
  • una bottiglia di Tommasi Ripasso Valpolicella Classico Superiore Doc 2016 (750 ml)
  • un pacco di Riso Vialone Nano Melotti, storici produttori di Riso (1kg)
  • un vasetto di lardo scannellato di Corrado Benedetti, artigiani di salumi e formaggi (350 gr)
  • un cavatappi Tommasi
  • Il ricettario della Famiglia Tommasi

Il kit è anche acquistabile tramite bonifico bancario intestato a S.S. Agricola Tommasi Viticoltori: IT 92 L 05034 59810 0000 000 17607

Per questo metodo di pagamento vi chiediamo di inviarci a wine@tommasi.com:
- la copia del bonifico
- nome e cognome
- l'indirizzo di spedizione
- il contatto telefonico

entro il 3 giugno 2020, per garantire che la spedizione arrivi entro i tempi previsti.

risotto-amarone

Un'occasione unica per immergersi nel mondo Tommasi, non solo per scoprire la ricchezza della Vapolicella Classica e dei suoi grandi vini, ma per imparare i segreti della cucina di famiglia.

giancarlo tommasi enologo serena codogonla Schermata 2020-05-27 alle 09.23.05

Per ogni dubbio o esigenza siamo a completa disposizione, di seguito i nostri contatti

t. +39 045 770 12 66

e. wine@tommasi.com

 


A Cena con l'enologo Tommasi - Digital Dinner

In esclusiva gratuita una cena virtuale assieme a Giancarlo Tommasi, enologo della IV generazione della famiglia Tommasi per degustare i celebri Tommasi Ripasso Valpolicella Classico Superiore Doc e l'Amarone della Valpolicella Classico e preparare il tradizionale Risotto all'Amarone direttamente a casa vostra.
 
pulsante sito acquista il kit          pulsante sito partecipa alla cena
 
OSPITI SPECIALI
Alessandro Torcoli, direttore ed editore dell'autorevole rivista Civiltà del Bere con cui potrete dialogare a confrontarvi durante la degustazione
Serena Codognola, chef con cui prepareremo il risotto all'Amarone dall'antico ricettario della famiglia Tommasi.
QUANDO
Mercoledi 10 Giugno ore 19:00 via Zoom
 
DEGUSTA E CUCINA CON NOI
Acquista i due vini in degustazione e gli ingredienti per cucinare il risotto, al prezzo speciale di € 55,00 incluso di spese di spedizione, tramite   paypalnuovologo-650x245
digital-dinner-kit-tommasi
Cosa riceverete a casa per la digital dinner:

  • una bottiglia di Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Docg 2015 (750 ml)
  • una bottiglia di Tommasi Ripasso Valpolicella Classico Superiore Doc 2016 (750 ml)
  • un pacco di Riso Vialone Nano Melotti, storici produttori di Riso (1kg)
  • un vasetto di lardo scannellato di Corrado Benedetti, artigiani di salumi e formaggi (350 gr)
  • un cavatappi Tommasi
  • Il ricettario della Famiglia Tommasi

Il kit è anche acquistabile tramite bonifico bancario intestato a S.S. Agricola Tommasi Viticoltori: IT 92 L 05034 59810 0000 000 17607
Per questo metodo di pagamento vi chiediamo di inviarci a wine@tommasi.com:
- la copia del bonifico
- nome e cognome
- l'indirizzo di spedizione
- il contatto telefonico
entro il 3 giugno 2020, per garantire che la spedizione arrivi entro i tempi previsti.
risotto-amarone
Un'occasione unica per immergersi nel mondo Tommasi, non solo per scoprire la ricchezza della Vapolicella Classica e dei suoi grandi vini, ma per imparare i segreti della cucina di famiglia.
giancarlo tommasi enologo serena codogonla Schermata 2020-05-27 alle 09.23.05
Per ogni dubbio o esigenza siamo a completa disposizione, di seguito i nostri contatti
t. +39 045 770 12 66
e. wine@tommasi.com
 


WELCOME to BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG 2015

The first great vintage produced by the Tommasi family

Montalcino (SI), 21st February 2020 – From 21st to 24th February, during the “Benvenuto Brunello” event organized by the Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino and in the meetings that will take place at Casisano itself, the Tommasi family – vintners since 1902 – will present their first “own” Brunello.

The 2015 will, in fact, be the first to be supervised totally, from the vineyard to the winery, by enologists Emiliano Falsini and Giancarlo Tommasi.

Casisano’s Brunello, made entirely from Sangiovese Grosso grapes, comes from the nine hectares of vines dedicated exclusively to the production of this particular wine. These are Cordon Spur-trained and have a south-easterly exposure, on mixed soils that are rich in stones and galestro (schistous marl).

In 2015, there were ideal climatic conditions (a mild winter, normally rainy spring, dry summer and a variable autumn with excellent thermal excursion) in order to obtain grapes with notably complex aromas, elegant tannins and much higher than average natural acidity: all decisive in creating a product of rare and outstanding quality.

“The 2015 vintage may be considered one of the best in the last decades, due to the ideal weather in every season” states enologist Emiliano Falsini, in charge of production at Casisano. “Loving Montalcino is an act of faith in Sangiovese: the Brunello denomination is in constant evolution, but it is always faithful to its one true love. This is a region that has succeeded in renewing itself and become ever more important, always guided by the distinctive characteristics of its main grape variety and thanks to great producers who have never turned their backs on quality.  2015 also marks a new course for Casisano, a splendid estate in one of the highest points of the denomination, where elegance, acidity and freshness are what this extraordinary terroir offers us, and these are the traits we have sought to encapsulate in this fine wine”.

 

Taste characteristics and the winemaking process
Casisano’s 2015 Brunello di Montalcino D.O.C.G. displays a deep ruby color, tinged with garnet. It opens up on the nose with an elegant, fresh complexity, based on the fruity and spicy notes that are typical of Sangiovese. It offers attractive balance on the palate, with its great structure being accompanied by velvety tannins and considerable persistence. The winemaking process for the 2015 Brunello di Montalcino follows the traditional method of maceration on the skins for around twenty-five days, followed by three years’ maturation in Slavonian oak casks (with a maximum capacity of sixty hectoliters) and at least six months’ bottle-aging.


WELCOME to BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG 2015

The first great vintage produced by the Tommasi family
Montalcino (SI), 21st February 2020 – From 21st to 24th February, during the “Benvenuto Brunello” event organized by the Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino and in the meetings that will take place at Casisano itself, the Tommasi family – vintners since 1902 – will present their first “own” Brunello.
The 2015 will, in fact, be the first to be supervised totally, from the vineyard to the winery, by enologists Emiliano Falsini and Giancarlo Tommasi.
Casisano’s Brunello, made entirely from Sangiovese Grosso grapes, comes from the nine hectares of vines dedicated exclusively to the production of this particular wine. These are Cordon Spur-trained and have a south-easterly exposure, on mixed soils that are rich in stones and galestro (schistous marl).
In 2015, there were ideal climatic conditions (a mild winter, normally rainy spring, dry summer and a variable autumn with excellent thermal excursion) in order to obtain grapes with notably complex aromas, elegant tannins and much higher than average natural acidity: all decisive in creating a product of rare and outstanding quality.
“The 2015 vintage may be considered one of the best in the last decades, due to the ideal weather in every season” states enologist Emiliano Falsini, in charge of production at Casisano. “Loving Montalcino is an act of faith in Sangiovese: the Brunello denomination is in constant evolution, but it is always faithful to its one true love. This is a region that has succeeded in renewing itself and become ever more important, always guided by the distinctive characteristics of its main grape variety and thanks to great producers who have never turned their backs on quality.  2015 also marks a new course for Casisano, a splendid estate in one of the highest points of the denomination, where elegance, acidity and freshness are what this extraordinary terroir offers us, and these are the traits we have sought to encapsulate in this fine wine”.
 
Taste characteristics and the winemaking process
Casisano’s 2015 Brunello di Montalcino D.O.C.G. displays a deep ruby color, tinged with garnet. It opens up on the nose with an elegant, fresh complexity, based on the fruity and spicy notes that are typical of Sangiovese. It offers attractive balance on the palate, with its great structure being accompanied by velvety tannins and considerable persistence. The winemaking process for the 2015 Brunello di Montalcino follows the traditional method of maceration on the skins for around twenty-five days, followed by three years’ maturation in Slavonian oak casks (with a maximum capacity of sixty hectoliters) and at least six months’ bottle-aging.


Valentine's day @tommasiwine

The most romantic festivity of the year is around the corner.
Have a look at our offers to make this day unique and unforgettable.

Tommasi in Love at the winery
Visit the Amarone Hearts Gallery, a magical and enchanting atmosphere awaits you!
What's more intriguing than cooking together?
Cooking in Love, to make your Valentine's day truly sublime.

Read HERE our proposals.

 

Villa Quaranta, a weekend of passion
Villa Quaranta, a place of passion and romance, offers special stays for couples in love
to live a weekend of relaxation, taste and well-being together

 

Terme della Valpolicella
Dreams are wishes of happiness.
Terme della Valpolicella is the place where they come true.
Celebrate Valentine's day at Terme della Valpolicella!

Wellness gift ideas to share with your loved one.
Thermal water, steam baths, chromotherapy, personalized couple massages.

Discover Valentine's Day gifts: love gestures that turn emotions on.


Valentine's day @tommasiwine

The most romantic festivity of the year is around the corner.
Have a look at our offers to make this day unique and unforgettable.
Tommasi in Love at the winery
Visit the Amarone Hearts Gallery, a magical and enchanting atmosphere awaits you!
What's more intriguing than cooking together?
Cooking in Love, to make your Valentine's day truly sublime.
Read HERE our proposals.
 
Villa Quaranta, a weekend of passion
Villa Quaranta, a place of passion and romance, offers special stays for couples in love
to live a weekend of relaxation, taste and well-being together

 
Terme della Valpolicella
Dreams are wishes of happiness.
Terme della Valpolicella is the place where they come true.
Celebrate Valentine's day at Terme della Valpolicella!
Wellness gift ideas to share with your loved one.
Thermal water, steam baths, chromotherapy, personalized couple massages.
Discover Valentine's Day gifts: love gestures that turn emotions on.


Tommasi in Love

San Valentino si avvicina!
Perché non trascorrerlo nella magica atmosfera della nostra cantina, degustando vini eleganti e seducenti?
Di seguito le nostre imperdibili proposte
Amarone Hearts Gallery
14 e 15 Febbraio 2020 venite a scoprire l’Amarone Hearts Gallery,
la nostra Galleria di affinamento elegantemente vestita a tema S. Valentino,
in cui sarà possibile passeggiare avvolti dal calore delle nostre botti e degustare un calice di Amarone insieme alla vostra dolce metà.
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- Visita alla Galleria di affinamento e cantina Magnifica
- Foto Ricordo
- Calice di Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico docg
per chi desidera completare l'esperienza in cantina:
Degustazione al Wine Shop di 3 vini = € 15,00
È gradita la prenotazione: wine@tommasi.com  T. +39 045 7701266
 
Tommasi Cooking in Love 14 e 15.02.2020
dalle 10.30 alle 15.00
due giornate dedicate alle coppie e alle famiglie con esperienza di visita
e degustazione abbinata al “Creare INSIEME in Cucina”.
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Tour completo della cantina, cooking class con Chez Morandi e pranzo con degustazione dei nostri vini.
Per ogni coppia partecipante una sorpresa in omaggio.
INFO:
min. 8 - max 24 pax
Costo € 65,00 p.p.
Solo su prenotazione:  wine@tommasi.com   T. +390457701266


 
 


A Christmas menu at high altitude: Air Dolomiti & Tommasi Family Estates

A Christmas menu at high altitude: Air Dolomiti & Tommasi Family Estates join forces for a voyage through the flavors of Italy
Select produce, tradition and creativity: these are the ingredients for an unforgettable gastronomic experience, accompanied by the Tommasi family’s finest wines
Air Dolomiti, the Italian airline in the Lufthansa group, is getting ready for Christmas: from 19th December 2019 to 6th January 2020, its business class passengers will be able to savor a special Christmas menu, created together with Tommasi Family Estates, which celebrates the authentic Italian tradition and the atmosphere of the festive season. Air Dolomiti thus further reinforces its partnership with Tommasi, which is already its Official Winery for 2019.
Air Dolomiti and Tommasi share a concern for the care of their clients and the promotion of authentic regional identity. This new voyage through the country’s food and wines has been devised to offer travelers a culinary experience whose quality is in line with the Company’s high standards.
Today, Tommasi represents not only wine, but also top-class restaurants: Ristorante Borgo Antico at the Villa Quaranta Wine Hotel & Spa, and the Caffè Dante Bistrot, in the heart of Verona. Chefs Emanuele Selvi and Alessandro Bozza have come up with a menu together based on inviting food and wine pairings and genuine flavors: a gastronomic itinerary in which the ingredients, tradition and unquestionable creativity will allow passengers to enjoy a unique experience.
The menu envisages a course for every moment of the day: for breakfast, Torta Russa, a typical specialty of Verona with a delicious filling of almonds and amaretto cookies; and for lunch, roast stuffed rabbit, braised Veronese radicchio and a Valpolicella wine sauce, a tasty and unusual delicacy. For an afternoon snack, there is a zabaglione Bavarian cream with Cologna Veneta nougat and a heart of coffee. Lastly, for dinner, the dish is Lucanica sausage cooked in Ripasso wine on turmeric-flavored Jerusalem artichoke cream with crispy Parmesan half spheres and candied ginger: a perfect combination enhanced by the oriental spices. Also, for lunch and dinner on selected routes, rosemary-scented cheese sbrisolona (crumble) will be available.
Accompanying these dishes will be the Rosé version of Caseo Pinot Nero, the 100% Falanghina-based Paternoster Vulcanico and the elegant Tommasi Ripasso Valpolicella Superiore D.O.C.. These exclusive selections will make the flight particularly festive and special during the holiday period.
Air Dolomiti’s passengers have shown great appreciation for the partnership with Tommasi: from January of this year until now they have in fact bought around 30,000 bottles of the wines from the Tommasi Family Estates that have been selected for the “Winery of the Year” program : Casisano Rosso di Montalcino D.O.C., Tommasi Le Fornaci Lugana D.O.C. and Caseo Pinot Nero Brut.
Download HERE the Christmas Menu card