Meet Casisano at Red 2022 Montalcino

On Saturday 11th June the Brunello di Montalcino Wine Consortium will present the first edition of Red Montalcino, an unprecedented event dedicated to Rosso di Montalcino DOC in which Casisano will also participate.

A territory that speaks and reinvents itself through a wine with a modern and immediate charm, accompanied by a good structure and the fragrance of the fruit, typical of Sangiovese.

 

Event program:

Saturday June 11th 2022 – 11.30am
Red Montalcino Presentation and Round Table
Teatro degli Astrusi | Costa del Municipio, 10
Speaker:
Lara Gilmore – President Food for Soul
Antonello Maietta – President AIS
Violante Gardini Cinelli Colombini – Casato Prime Donne
Tommaso Squarcia – Castello Tricerchi
Moderatore: Luciano Ferraro – Vice-editor ad personam Corriere della Sera

WALK AROUND TASTING
Chiostro del Museo | Via Ricasoli, 31 – 16.30 – 19.30
€25.00 per person

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The event also includes a series of events reserved for the press, guests and industry professionals:

Masterclass – 10.00 – 11.00 am
“10 Years of Rosso di Montalcino, from 2020 to 2010”

With Luca Gardini, Wine Critic for Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere della Sera, Forbes and recently nominated “Best Italian Wine Critic in the World”.

Masterclass – 15.00 – 16.00
“The selections of Rosso di Montalcino as a viaticum for the enhancement of territorial identiy”

With Francesco Saverio Russo Wine Blogger and Enoic Divulgator.


Wine Spectator's Grand Tour is back!

Tommasi is honored to attend the event for the first time together with the most influential wineries of the world

Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2017 DOCG will be poured

The annual Grand Tour will be returning to its usual springtime dates, with two exciting new locations to provide a fresh take on the event. As always, the Grand Tour walk-around tastings will feature at least 200 wines rated 90 points or higher by Wine Spectator’s editors, along with a delicious selection of food and a souvenir Riedel wineglass. This year’s dates and venues are:

June 4: Las Vegas, at Resorts World Las Vegas
June 10: Washington, D.C., at the Ronald Reagan Building
June 18: Hollywood, Fla., at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

All of us at Wine Spectator look forward to raising our glasses with you once again in June,” said editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken.

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ProWein 2022

May 15th – 17th

Tommasi booth H16 F01

The next edition of ProWein has finally arrived. The most important international wine fair returns to Düsseldorf from 15th to 17th of May 2022 and is ready to host thousands of producers and visitors from all over the world.
Tommasi Family Estates couldn’t miss this important event!

At Hall 16 Stand F01, the Tommasi staff will welcome trade, media and wine professionals for a taste of the new vintages of our wines, such as Le Fornaci Lugana DOC, Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG, Tommasi Cà Florian Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva DOCG and Casisano Brunello di Montalcino DOCG.

To book an appointment, please write to livio.bagnara@tommasi.com


Sparkling Sunday on our new patio

Discover Caseo bubbles with 470 Pinot Nero brut Methode Champenoise!

The Tommasi family welcomes you to know more about the Caseo Estate in the Oltrepò Pavese and the history of the winery.

Program

Sundays from June to September 2022

10.30 – 12.30

Tour

Visit the Rafaèl vineyard and the Magnifica wine cellar with the biggest barrel in the world,

the Gallery and the historical winery, where the great wines of Valpolicella Classica refine.

Tasting

1 glass of Caseo 470 Pinot Nero Methode Champenoise;

1 glass of Rafaèl Valpolicella Classico Superiore DOC.

Food

Cured meat and cheese offered by Sapori del Portico.

Set-up

Service in the outdoor area with music.

Price 22€ per person.

Please, book your visit before Saturday at 11 am.

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Vinitaly 2022 - Tommasi Pad.5 D2

From 10th to13th April 2022 Tommasi Family Estates will be among the protagonists at Vinitaly 2022, the international wine and spirits exhibition scheduled in Verona. A revisited format to ensure the highest quality in total safety for all visitors.

At Hall 5 – D2 in a completely new stand, all operators and enthusiasts will be able to taste the latest vintages of the Tommasi Family Estates:
Tommasi – Valpolicella, Caseo – Oltrepo ‘Pavese, Casisano – Montalcino, Poggio al Tufo – Maremma Toscana, Surani – Puglia and Paternoster – Basilicata.

Below is the program of events and tastings.

MASTERCLASS HISTORICAL FAMILIES

“HISTORICAL FAMILIES – The Amarone 2012: ten years and do not feeling them”
Tuesday 12th  April – from 11.00 am alle 1.00 pm
Sala Argento – Piano -1 Palaexpo  VeronaFiere

Tommasi attends with Ca’ Florian Amarone della Valpolicella Classico docg Riserva 2012

INFO & BOOKING

VINITALY & THE CITY
Vinitaly and the City, the program of events in Verona city center.
Here where and when  tasitng Tommasi wines:

VINITALY in the WINERY
9th April 2022
from 10.30 am to 4.00 pm
Tommasi Welcome Area

Tommasi organizes a unique day of tours and tastings: a Vinitaly in the Cellar!
It will be a wine tasting journey to discover the excellence of wine and the beauties of the places from which they are made;
the opportunity to live an unforgettable experience: the visit to one of the most fascinating wineries in the area and the tasting of wines from 6 Italian regions.

VINITALY in the WINERY

SELETTI STORE 
Saturday 9th April from 6.30pm to 8.00 pm
Via Rosa, 4D

Wine Tasting of
Tommasi Le Fornaci Lugana doc
Tommasi Rafaèl Valpolicella Superiore doc
Caseo Pinot Nero Metodo Charmat

JO MALONE LONDON
Saturday 9th April 2022
from 4.00 pm to 7.30 pm

Wine Tasting of
Le Fornaci Lugana doc
Le Fornaci Rosé igt
Caseo 470 Pinot Nero Metodo Classico


Vinitaly in the Winery

April 2022
Saturday the 9th from 10.30 am to 4.00 pm
Sunday the 10th at 10.30 am and 12.00 am
Tommasi Welcome Area

The appointment with Vinitaly, the largest event dedicated to the world of wine, is finally back.
Tommasi organizes a unique day of tours and tastings: a Vinitaly in the Cellar!
It will be a wine tasting journey to discover the excellence of wine and the beauties of the places from which they are made;
the opportunity to live an unforgettable experience: the visit to one of the most fascinating wineries in the area and the tasting of wines from 6 Italian regions.
The tasting starts from Oltrepò Pavese, home of Pinot Nero-based bubbles and then descends to Tuscany, passing through the prestigious Brunello di Montalcino and the vast and fascinating Maremma. You then can follow itineraries to the south a few steps from the sea of Manduria in Puglia, arriving at the foot of the Vulture volcano in Basilicata.
The wine tasting journey ends with the elegant Lugana of Lake Garda and the remarkable Amarone of the Valpolicella Classica.

PROGRAM

Saturday 9.04.2022
4 time rounds of winery tour

10.30 – 12.00 – 14.30 – 16.00
Sunday 10.04.2022
2 time rounds of winery tour
10.30  and 12.00

8 Wines to choose for the tasting:
TOMMASI
Le Fornaci Lugana DOC 2021
Tommasi Amarone Classico DOCG 2017
CASEO
470 Pinot Nero Metodo Classico Brut 2017
CASISANO
Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2020
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016
POGGIO AL TUFO
Rompicollo Toscana IGT 2018
SURANI
Primitivo d Manduria DOC 2019
PATERNOSTER
Synthesi Aglianico del Vulture DOC 2017
Vulcanico Falanghina IGT 2021

3 Tour&Tasting Proposals:
Complete tour and tasting of 3 wines with food pairing: € 32,00 p.p.
Complete tour and tasting of 5 wines with food pairing: € 38,00 p.p.
Complete tour and tasting of 8 wines with food pairing: € 45,00 p.p.

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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.

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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


De Buris 2010: wine becomes a concept album

The Tommasi family is celebrating the 2010 vintage of De Buris Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG Riserva  with the innovative #TheWineRecord project: the first concept album in which wine becomes music.
The eight tracks of which it is composed combine the sounds of the various phases of wine production with a translation into sounds of the meteorological data of the 2010 vintage, creating unusual and previously unheard sonorities.

De Buris is the luxury of Time. Time is in fact the central concept around which the cultural and enological project of the fourth generation of the Tommasi family revolves: a family which, while respecting tradition, has created an Amarone Riserva that aims to be the most contemporary interpretation of the region it represents, Valpolicella Classica.

The passing of time that accompanies the production cycle of a wine, with its colors, aromas and taste that mingle in artistic equilibrium, has become the score of an original enological and musical work: De Buris Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG Riserva 2010, an iconic wine that defines a new interpretation of the Valpolicella zone.

«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 of Tommasi Family Estates. «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 of art. For this reason, we have decided to present it through a language that is as unusual for a wine as it is appropriate for describing its peculiarities: music. The Wine Record is art. It is the tale of the production cycle of wine as it has never been told before. A wine is color, aroma, taste and emotion, but it is also sound, movement and harmony, which Giacomo Ceschi, a Veronese artist and sound designer, has succeeded in translating into a unique and original musical collection».

The Wine Record – a concept album

  1. THE KEY – The De Buris parcel of the La Groletta vineyard, the terroir where everything begins in the heart of Valpolicella Classica, with its unique characteristics that allows you to produce a great wine.
  2. THE PAUSE – Appassimento (the drying phase) is a rest that lasts 110 days after the harvest: a delicate interval, a real whisper that gives you time to catch your breath.
  3. THE COMPOSITION – Vinification: the drying of the grapes is followed by pressing, a brief phase of cryomaceration and then fermentation, which takes place in oak vats, in an adagio lasting 30 days.
  4. THE ACCENT – Maturation in barrel is a sojourn that lasts for five years, in the silence of the oak casks in the cellar of Villa De Buris, the oldest property in Valpolicella Classica, where the wine is left alone for its essential harmony to evolve.
  5. THE RHYTHM – Bottling is a moment of urgency and excitement, during which the winery becomes a spellbinding choreography and rhythm is the protagonist, with the clinking of the bottles and the cadenced movements of the machinery that beat the time of the wine’s dance.
  6. THE CRESCENDO – Bottle-aging: this period of maturation distributes the wine’s notes, allowing the harmony that has been created over time to settle, and Villa De Buris hosts and protects the bottles of De Buris as they complete their evolution.
  7. THE CHORD – Food pairing: De Buris is now ready; the fine-tuning of the harmonics is essential, whether your pairing is based on contrast or on agreement, and it calls for company that will enjoy the experience to the full.
  8. THE SOLO – Tasting is the abandonment of the senses to the relaxed meditation that a great wine inspires.

The Wine Record is the work of Giacomo Ceschi, artist and sound designer.


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.


#thefirstbubble: Tommasi’s Caseo new sparkling wines

Tommasi introduces its new “Metodo Classico” line from Tenuta di Caseo
Three new sparkling wines from the Oltrepò Pavese enrich the range of a family company which, for 120 years, has been one of the most representative producers in the Valpolicella Classica and Lugana areas: #thefirstbubble is Tommasi’s new winemaking challenge.

A gaze into the future, a spirit of initiative, new ideas based on the family’s experience and knowledge; respect for tradition and the savoir faire that has been handed down through four generations: this combination between the modern and the ancient is what lies behind the first release of Metodo Classico wines from the Tommasi family.

After 120 years producing fine red wines like Amarone and the white Lugana from Lake Garda, Tommasi is now presenting #thefirstbubble from Tenuta di Caseo, or rather, the first bubblies: the new sparkling wines, from the Oltrepò Pavese, one of the most prestigious regions for Metodo Classico - Champenoise method, which these wines evoke in their names. Their labels in fact say 530 Pinot Nero Rosé, 470 Pinot Nero and 410 Chardonnay, and they are three expressions of Metodo Classico Brut, which come from the 90 hectares of vineyards with some of the highest altitudes in the Oltrepò Pavese, lying in fact on hills at 410, 470 and 530 meters above sea level at Tenuta di Caseo in the commune of Colli Verdi, in the Alta Versa Valley Lomabrdy, which was purchased by the Tommasi family in 2013.

“Our family loves challenges – comments Pierangelo Tommasi, Executive Director – and our new Metodo Classico – Champenoise method, fully represents the spirit with which Tommasi faces the present in order to create the future. We are known and appreciated all over the world for our red wines such as Amarone, which is the flagship of our company, and for our Lugana from Lake Garda, but we have always wanted to play a proactive role in the world of wine and identify its trends. In the past we have chosen to widen our horizons to other areas like Tuscany, Basilicata, and Puglia, as well as the splendid estate of Tenuta di Caseo, in Lombardy, from which these new sparkling wines come. The Metodo Classico wines from Tenuta di Caseo represent, therefore, a new milestone in the long winemaking experience of our company, and we hope they will be enjoyed by a public that is as wide-ranging and curious as possible, because these wines have a young, versatile spirit and we have produced them to create a whole host of unique drinking experiences, from an aperitif to a refined gourmet meal”.

530 Pinot Nero Rosé Metodo Classico Brut, from the 2017 vintage and matured 36 months on its lees, comes from the highest vineyards of Tenuta di Caseo, and is made exclusively from Pinot Nero grapes. It is a characterful wine, which displays refined and attractive aromas of red fruits and wild roses. It is fresh on the palate with an appealing vein of acidity that makes it perfect for a romantic summer dinner.

470 Pinot Nero Metodo Classico Brut is made from 100% Pinot Nero grapes. It is a dry and intriguing wine from the 2017 vintage, which matured for 36 months on its lees. 470 Pinot Nero displays a dense perlage of tiny, fine and persistent bubbles, as well as a fragrance that is as fresh as a morning breeze in June. Ideal as an aperitif, or with lunch or dinner, it goes exceptionally well with risottos, fried foods, and grilled fish or white meats.

410 Chardonnay Metodo Classico Brut is produced exclusively from Chardonnay grapes; it is a 2017 vintage wine that has spent 36 months on its lees. It is an elegant sparkling wine, with tiny, persistent bubbles. Perfect for an aperitif with friends or with a fish dinner: the ideal wine for accompanying the delightful evenings of summer.

Three sparkling wines that are expressions of one of the finest wine-producing zones in Italy: the Oltrepò Pavese is in fact the third most important region in Europe for the production of Pinot Nero/Noir, and also one of the most significant for Metodo Classico wines. The soils of the vineyards at Tenuta di Caseo are composed primarily of clay, with seams of active limestone that contribute towards guaranteeing a marked minerality in the wines. It is this terroir which, together with meticulous work in both the vineyards and winery, also gives these wines notable potential for aging.

The production of 530 Pinot Nero Rosé, 470 Pinot Nero and 410 Chardonnay is limited: around 6-8,.000 bottles of each type.