2015 Casisano Brunello reviews

The first appreciative reviews for our 2015 Casisano Brunello di Montalcino Docg
2015, the first vintage of our Casisano Brunello di Montalcino Docg since we purchased the estate in March 2015, has been received by the international press in the best possible way, immediately obtaining some important accolades.
Wine critic James Suckling, according to whom 2015 may be considered an extraordinary year for Brunello, gave it a rating of 94/100, while Monica Larner of “Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate” gave it 91/ 100, and Walter Speller (writing for Jancis Robinson) rewarded it with a vote of 17+ out of 20 (read HERE the reviews)
These initial successful results from international wine writers reward a wine made from 100% Sangiovese Grosso, which comes from the nine hectares of vines at Casisano estate dedicated exclusively to the production of Brunello. These vines are Cordon Spur-trained and face south-east, on mixed soil rich in stones and galestro (schistous marl).
The ideal weather conditions of 2015
It is important to recognize that in 2015 there were the ideal weather conditions (a mild winter, an averagely rainy spring, a dry summer and a variable autumn with excellent thermal excursion) in order to be able to pick grapes with notably complex aromas, elegant tannins and natural acidity that was considerably higher than the norm: all decisive in creating a product of rare and outstanding quality.

«The first Brunello that we have supervised from the vineyard to the winery» underlines Casisano’s enologist Emiliano Falsini, «is the synthesis of an ideal year and a special terroir: a wine of great depth, structure and elegance, destined to continue evolving with age in the bottle».

Casisano’s 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Docg 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.
Maceration on the skins, maturation in oak casks and aging in bottle
Casisano’s 2015 Brunello Docg follows the traditional vinification method, with maceration on the skins for around twenty-five days, followed by maturation for three years in Slavonian oak casks with a maximum capacity of sixty hectoliters and at least six months’ bottle-aging.
It is perfect for accompanying rich game dishes, grilled red meats and mature cheeses.
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Casisano estate
The Casisano estate lies on a natural terrace at 480 meters above sea level, overlooking the south-eastern zone of the Montalcino region, facing Sant’Angelo in Colle and the Abbey of Sant'Antimo. The soils are made up of sandstone rocks and schistous marl containing stones, clay, and tuff of volcanic origin. The estate covers an area of 53 hectares, of which 22 are vineyards and 8 are olive groves.
Nine hectares are dedicated to the production of Brunello, seven hectares to Rosso, and the other six hectares to the Sant’ Antimo denomination. Casisano is entirely planted with Sangiovese Grosso, with traditional Cordon Spur training, and is divided up into ten vineyard sites. From the oldest of these (of around two hectares) the grapes are selected for the Brunello Riserva Colombaiolo.
Plant density is 4,000 vines per hectare, sometimes rising to 5,000 in the older vineyards. The average yield is 7,000 kilos of grapes per hectare. The grapes are selected strictly by hand.
Today, the Casisano estate produces around 100,000 bottles a year, of which 45,000 are of Brunello.
Each single parcel of Casisano’s vineyards is managed and monitored according to the characteristics of the soil, its exposure and the type of wine to be made from it. This agronomic management allows us to maintain a good balance between vegetation and fruit and guarantees that the vineyards remain in harmony with the ecosystem, thus ensuring that our grapes have excellent taste profiles.
 


2015: unforgettable Brunello di Montalcino

The international wine press is in agreement in including 2015 among the “memorable” years for Brunello di Montalcino. Let us discover together the motives for this opinion by considering the specific characteristics of production, as commented on by a number of experts.
Is 2015 “the vintage of the century”, as some international wine writers have suggested? Some people have no doubt but, irrespective of individual points of view, we are undoubtedly talking about an outstanding year.
The 2015 vintage of Brunello di Montalcino, which has been on the market since early January, already began to be talked about several months ago in various parts of the world. In the United States in particular, critics’ judgments were so enthusiastic as to arouse unprecedented expectations. These opinions were confirmed in Montalcino itself. The 2015 vintage was in fact given its maximum rating by the Brunello Consortium’s Tasting Panel: “5 stars”, which equates to “exceptional”.
This Panel, made up of 20 wine technicians who work in Montalcino, has always been very wary of stating that a vintage is really excellent. Since 1945, “5 stars” have only been given to the 1945, 1955, 1961, 1964, 1970, 1975, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1995, 1997, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2012 vintages. To these have now been added 2015 and also 2016. These evaluations certify that production is of ever-increasing quality, with vintages that are being jealously put away in wine lovers’ cellars.
In the Panel’s tasting notes, one finds the motives for the 2015 vintage of Brunello di Montalcino being awarded its highest rating.
Intense aromas of ripe fruit; an excellent rapport between tannic structure and acidity; great persistence of the aromatic sensations both on the nose and palate: the almost 50 samples tasted by the Panel revealed the profile of a wine with positive yet gentle tannins, remarkable balance and notable freshness, sustained by classic notes of ripe red fruits. The around ten and a half million bottles of this Brunello from a very favorable year will be able to stand up to considerable aging, giving great results even in the long term. 2015 will in fact be remembered for a winter with very little rain, followed by a spring whose temperatures were substantially in line with the average, and with limited rainfall. These climatic conditions allowed the vines to remain well-balanced and the resulting wine to express its potential to the full. Indeed, even immediately after the harvest, the grapes were characterized by remarkably elegant tannins and notably complex aromas.
The evaluations and ratings of Italian and international wine writers give a highly positive picture of the 2015 vintage.
Now that the 2015 vintage has been launched onto the market, it is interesting to compare the opinions of some authoritative experts, and in particular to verify – based on their comments – whether this is really a year that is destined to be included in the history books. Someone who is convinced that it will is James Suckling, one of the most influential critics in the world of wine and a writer with a profound knowledge of the Brunello region. “The 2015 vintage is a historical year for Brunello di Montalcino that nobody should miss. The wines show impressive precision of vivid fruit, fine tannins and freshness in acidity despite their ripeness and richness which makes them some of the most exciting in years. My son Jack and I have tasted 187 2015 Brunellos so far this year and the quality is terrific”.
He is echoed by Monica Larner (of “Robert Parker The Wine Advocate”): "Fruit has never been more beautiful than it was in the picture-perfect 2015 vintage. What impresses most about 2015 is the consistently high quality delivered across the board. As a whole, the wines are homogenous and uniform in terms of their intensity, depth and generosity. House styles may differ from producer to producer, but these wines are united by the energy, exuberance and radiance that come naturally to a beautifully warm and sunny vintage like 2015”.
A little more cautious in his enthusiasm is Walter Speller, the correspondent in Italy for the prestigious English site of Jancis Robinson: "I am never one to immediately write up my assessment after a comprehensive tasting of any new vintage because I like to take my time to reflect…. ‘Seductive’ is a word that sums up many of the 2015 Brunellos… 2015 is what the market has been waiting for and I expect it will be a commercial success”.
Daniele Cernilli, director and editor of “The Essential Guide to Italian Wine", expresses an opinion that tends to underline the variety of the individual wines being presented: “The 2015 vintage, thanks to the natural conditions and the experience of the various producers, reveals diversity and distinctive characteristics. However, it is obvious that there isn’t going to be a homogeneous style among more than 250 producers. What stands out is that the good producers are becoming increasingly good and are increasingly numerous, whereas others plod along, trapped in a rigid way of conducting their vineyards and winery, one that is too anchored to a tradition that belongs to the past, when weather conditions were different from those of today”.
2015 Casisano Brunello di Montalcino D.O.C.G.: an excellent example of the vintage’s distinctive characteristics.
During the “Benvenuto Brunello” preview tastings the Tommasi family presented its “very own” 2015 Casisano Brunello di Montalcino D.O.C.G.: the 2015 is in fact the first to be completely supervised – from the vine to the bottle – by enologists Giancarlo Tommasi and Emiliano Falsini.  This new wine, made entirely from Sangiovese Grosso grapes, comes from the nine hectares of the Casisano estate that are devoted exclusively to the production of Brunello. During the tastings, the Casisano Brunello 2015 immediately stood out thanks to its characteristics and personality. Its elegant, fresh yet complex nose opens up with the fruity and spicy notes that are typical of Sangiovese.  The harmony on the palate is very attractive, with a rich structure that is accompanied by velvety tannins and great persistence. It is no accident that this new wine immediately obtained some significant scores: 94/100 from jamessuckling.com, 91/100 from robertparker.com Wine Advocate and 17+ from jancisrobinson.com.
This was an excellent debut, therefore, especially in view of the wine’s future development. In fact, the 2016 vintage is already offering important indications of its quality. James Suckling declared: “Another important thing to remember is the high quality of the 2016 vintage. The Brunellos will be available in January 2021, a year after 2015. We only tasted a dozen or so 2016s and they were fantastic quality. But we have our doubts about whether the vintage will be better than 2015. Regardless, we clearly have two excellent back-to-back vintages”.
Monica Larner, on the other hand, was firmer in her judgment: “However, barrel tastings suggest that the upcoming 2016 vintage is distinguished by more acidic freshness. The 2016 vintage is likely superior to 2015 in terms of longevity and cellar aging”.
Kerin O’Keefe of Wine Enthusiast agreed with this opinion, describing the 2016 as “great” and saying that it “promises to be a truly outstanding year in Montalcino thanks to near perfect growing conditions for Sangiovese. Barrel tastings show 2016 has the potential for fragrant, structured and focused wines that boast finesse and serious longevity”.
It therefore remains to be seen what outstanding ratings there will be for the 2016 vintage, which many are already claiming will be superior to its predecessor.


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.


Villa Quaranta is the Global Winner Best of Wine Tourism International Award 2020

Great Wine Capitals: Villa Quaranta Tommasi Wine Hotel & SPA is the Global Winner Best of Wine Tourism International Award.  A great accolade for the Tommasi family’s hospitality.
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Villa Quaranta Tommasi Wine Hotel & SPA, the historic residence of the Tommasi family, in the heart of the Valpolicella Classica, is the Global Winner at the Best of Wine Tourism International Award 2020.
The Best of Wine Tourism International awards, the international competition that rewards excellence in world wine tourism,  was held last night in Bordeaux, France during a gala dinner attended by the regional winners nominated last June, the authorities of the Chamber of Commerce of Bordeaux and Verona, and the Consuls from each participating country.
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«We are very honored to receive this coveted award, which rewards the foresight of an investment made by our parents in 1992. - Michela Tommasi states - Since then, our family has worked to spread knowledge and appreciation of the unique territories of Verona and the Valpolicella Classica, here in Italy, and throughout the world. We speak of  beauty and the intrinsic values, not only through wine production, but also by expanding the touchpoints to hospitality, which has always been in our DNA. Today, Tommasi represents Italian excellence with award winning wines present in more than 70 countries around the world. Today, we are particularly proud to have had this opportunity to also shine in the international spotlight for our wine hospitality business»
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The prize confirms the innovation and excellence of wine tourism at Villa Quaranta Tommasi Wine Hotel & SPA worldwide within the project of the Great Wine Capitals, the network created between ten capital cities of world wine excellence ( from Bilbao to Adelaide, passing through Bordeaux, Napa Valley, Chile and Argentina), and to Italy, represented by Verona.
The competition rewards those establishments that stand out for the excellence of their wine tourism-related services within various categories. The judges evaluate cultural, artistic and architectural aspects, sustainable practices in the tourism sector, as well as the overall quality of the accommodations and catering.
«A few months ago we were nominated the regional winner in Verona in the hospitality category, and went on to compete for the International award among the other 9 regional winners nominated from other cities. - continues the director Luca Carrara - A heartfelt thanks goes to the whole Tommasi family for the continuous courage to invest in improvements to the products and services at Villa Quaranta, which allows us to compete with the best of global wine tourism and win. Needless to say, all the investments in the world would be useless without a first class staff. I am proud to say that I manage a great group of competent professionals, passionate about what they do here every day.»
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«The welcome of a family, the services of a fine hotel, the eclecticism of a complex that has grown and evolved over the years, as well as the teamwork exemplified by the commitment of the staff -  says Barbara Tommasi - have resulted in a high-quality process of development of which we are very proud. Hospitality is a fundamental and strategic part of the overall vision of Tommasi Family Estates. Not only wine, but also a sum of the experiences and emotions that are connected to it. From the shared enjoyment of dining together, to the wellness and meeting opportunities: all of these are available in a unique and exclusive venue that will satisfy the demands of any consumer.»
In all of Tommasi’s locations that provide hospitality, from Villa Quaranta to the Mazzanti Hotel in the center of Verona and the nearby Caffè Dante Bistrot, as well as the Poggio al Tufo Agriturismo in the Maremma area of Tuscany – and, last but not least, at the historic Winery at Pedemonte, which has now been completely refurbished – one can enjoy unique experiences in absolutely authentic settings.
Each of them bear the identity of a family that has transmitted the values of craftsmanship and quality for four generations.
 
Villa Quaranta is an integral part of the Tommasi family’s corporate strategy, which promotes the rich traditions, culture and terroir of the Valpolicella Classica. The area is imbibed with the beauty of its wines, the vine-clad hills, quaint towns and natural attractions, and together, represent a constant source of inspiration as we enthusiastically continue to find ways to delight our guests with unforgettable experiences.
 
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TOMMASI in-flight

 

Tommasi is the official in-flight wine!

From Bahrein to Taiwan, but also in the USA and in Europe, the major airlines have chosen the Tommasi Family Estates wines to pamper their Business and First Class passengers.
Around 70,000 bottles of wines from Tommasi’s estates, with a total value of approximately € 350,000, will be served on some of the world’s principal airlines.
These are important joint ventures for the historic winery in the Valpolicella Classica zone, which exports its wines around the world as icons of Made in Italy. It can thereby make passengers’ traveling experiences more pleasurable, with outstanding Italian products that make the airlines’ food service - and flights as a whole - even more exclusive.
Wines from the Tuscan estates, Poggio al Tufo Vermentino and Casisano Rosso di Montalcino, will be served on board the Business Class of Gulf Air, the national airline of the Kingdom of Bahrein which owns 34 aircraft and serves 49 cities in 27 countries, on the Indian sub-continent and in Europe.
From this October, Poggio al Tufo Vermentino will also be served to First Class clients of American Airlines. American Airlines is one of the world’s largest air carriers, operating a vast national and international network with scheduled flights from North America to the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Europe and Asia. It offers an average of some 6,700 flights daily to 350 destinations in 50 countries.
Surani’s Heracles Primitivo di Manduria, on the other hand, will be on board the Business Class of EVA Air Corporation, the international airline of Taiwan, which operates 5-star passenger services as well as cargo flights to over 40 destinations in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America.
The important collaboration with Air Dolomiti, the company in the Lufthansa group, will also continue until January 2020. Here Tommasi is the Wine Partner: in other words, the official Winery of the Year. The wines are offered in rotation throughout its network: 8 destinations in Italy and another 12 in Europe, for a total of more than 500 flights each week. On board one can enjoy three premium wines from the Tommasi estates. The products being highlighted in fact come from three different geographical areas, in order to satisfy the tastes of any palate: Caseo Pinot Nero Brut from Lombardy, Tommasi Le Fornaci Lugana from the southern shore of Lake Garda, and Casisano Rosso di Montalcino from Tuscany.
«These various partnerships are a result of the excellent teamwork carried out together with our importers, and of shared values such as authenticity and typical Italian style» states Giancarlo Tommasi, head of the Tommasi Family Estates Winemaking Team. They are a reward for the constant, assiduous work of our technical team which, at the various estates we own, from North to South, operates in a dedicated manner to produce wines that are increasingly authentic in their respect of the typical character of each individual terroir».
Tommasi’s decision - as a producer that has acted as an ambassador for Italian wine around the world for over a century – to serve these airlines forms part of a broader company plan to be in tune with the habits and needs of consumers who are increasingly demanding and informed. Tommasi’s clients are, likewise, able to raise the quality of their in-flight service thanks to products that offer the very best of our nation’s wine-producing tradition.


Best of Wine Tourism 2020: Premiata la ricettività della famiglia Tommasi.

2020 Best of Wine Tourism awards: a prize for the Tommasi family’s accommodation. This prestigious accolade goes to the Villa Quaranta Wine Hotel & SPA, which will now compete for the Global Award.

Villa Quaranta Wine Hotel & SPA, the Tommasi family’s historic country house on the outskirts of the Valpolicella Classica zone, has won the 2020 Best of Wine Tourism award for the accommodation offering the best hospitality in its area. This prize has been bestowed by the International Competition devoted to excellence in wine tourism around the world.

The award is conferred by the Verona Chamber of Commerce and is part of the joint project of the Great Wine Capitals, the network created between ten cities that represent excellence in wine production worldwide (from Bilbao to Adelaide, and including Bordeaux, the Napa Valley, Chile and Argentina), in which Verona is Italy’s representative.

The competition rewards those establishments that stand out thanks to the quality of their wine tourism-related services within various categories, which range from the cultural, artistic and architectural spheres to that of sustainable practices in the tourist sector, as well as those of accommodation and catering.

«The welcome of a family, the services of a fine hotel, the eclecticism of a complex that has grown and evolved over the years, as well as the teamwork exemplified by all of the staff – under the direction of Luca Carrara – have resulted in a high-quality process of development of which we are very proud» state Michela and Barbara Tommasi, who are in charge of Villa Quaranta. «Hospitality is a fundamental and strategic part of the overall picture of Tommasi Family Estates. Not only wine, but also all the experiences and emotions that are connected with it, from the shared enjoyment of dining together to the wellness and meeting opportunities: all of these are available in a unique and exclusive venue that will satisfy the demands of any consumer who chooses our brand. In all of Tommasi’s locations that provide hospitality, from Villa Quaranta to the Mazzanti Hotel in the center of Verona and the nearby Caffè Dante Bistrot, as well as the Poggio al Tufo agriturismo in the Maremma district of Tuscany – and, last but not least, at the historic Winery at Pedemonte, which has now been completely refurbished – one can enjoy unique experiences in absolutely authentic places. These are also strongly characterized by the identity of a family that has transmitted the values of craftsmanship and quality for four generations. After the appreciation we have had from our clients, we are now receiving more formal accolades and we can challenge the world’s most prestigious wine capitals on level terms. The Best of Wine Tourism Award confirms the success of the path we have undertaken and gives us great motivation for our other projects, including the upcoming restoration of Villa De Buris».

Villa Quaranta is a complex that combines history and modernity: 79 rooms in a unique style, a 17th century manor that contains the Ristorante Borgo Antico, a centuries-old park for outdoor activities, and a little Romanesque church for intimate celebrations. Modernity pulses in the eclectic spaces of the Conference Center, an impressive venue for any type of event of up to 450 people. Gourmets can enjoy a full immersion in the world of wine and food: a list of more than 1300 wines (given a 2-Glass rating by the prestigious American magazine “Wine Spectator” for five consecutive years) accompanies our gastronomic offerings, which are often inspired by the wines themselves. Choosing a tasting in the Bottega del Gusto or in the Cantina in Villa is an unforgettable cultural and sensory experience. Wine therapy, with revitalizing, anti-aging treatments based on Valpolicella and Amarone wines, is the pride of the Terme della Valpolicella beauty farm: 2500 square meters divided up between spa and fitness areas, 5 indoor and 1 outdoor swimming pools filled with spring water, and a medical center (served by eminent specialists) to take full advantage of the anti-inflammatory and skin healing properties of the salt-, bromide- and iodine-rich water.

Villa Quaranta is an integral part of the Tommasi family’s corporate strategy, which seeks to promote the outstanding features of the terroir of Valpolicella Classica. This area derives its great richness and beauty from its wine, its vine-clad hills, and its natural attractions: a series of factors which – with vivacity and enthusiasm – the Tommasi family highlights in every experience in which wine plays a part, and in wine tourism and hospitality in particular.


#MadebyArtisans il nuovo progetto Tommasi Family Estates

#MadebyArtisans

Che cosa vuol dire fare vino in 6 regioni d’Italia?

#MadebyArtisans è il nuovo progetto firmato Tommasi Family Estates introdotto con la produzione video Heritage always leaves a trace – L’eredità lascia sempre un segno, in cui trova espressione l’identità delle sei tenute vitivinicole di proprietà, attraverso i gesti di 12 artigiani italiani: il saper fare nella sua massima declinazione culturale.
Attraverso le parole e le immagini raccolte in ogni account Instagram delle 6 tenute e su tutti i presidi social Tommasiwine, il pubblico potrà conoscere ciascuna tenuta immergendosi in un racconto del territorio e dei gesti che si celano in vigna e in cantina, attraverso un forte parallelismo di immagini con i gesti delle eccellenze artigianali. Orafi e produttori di profumi toscani, creatori di porcellane e luminarie pugliesi, sarti e creatori di violini lombardi, marmisti e vetrai veneti, ramai e scultori della provincia maremmana, falegnami e fornai lucani sono stati i protagonisti di questo progetto assieme al vino.
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«Abbiamo fortemente voluto questa interpretazione di racconto attraverso l’artigianato per svelare il lavoro che sta dietro la produzione di un Amarone della Valpolicella, un Brunello di Montalcino o un Aglianico del Vulture, in vigna e in cantina - spiega Pierangelo Tommasi, DG di Tommasi Family Estates - creando una connessione metaforica con i gesti e i segni della produzione di questi uomini e donne artigiani, che rappresentano l'eccellenza del made in Italy. Abbiamo trovato in questo racconto delle incredibili similitudini e affinità, che esaltano la produzione e la creazione dei nostri vini come dell’artigianato italiano, che ci rendono famosi in tutto il mondo

Attraverso i video è infatti possibile ammirare come il taglio di un tessuto sartoriale, possa essere paragonato al taglio di un grappolo d’uva durante la vendemmia: due gesti apparentemente molto lontani, ma che hanno in comune il lavoro di dedizione e cura per i dettagli per creare il miglior prodotto possibile. Cosi come la miscela delle essenze scelta dal naso di una nota boutique fiorentina produttrice di profumi, può sorprendere come ricordi la creazione del vino in cantina.

La sfida di #MadebyArtisans è raccontare le realtà vitivinicole di Tommasi Family Estates, un racconto non autoreferenziale, ma che parli del nostro saper fare, ad un pubblico internazionale, che ben conosce il made in Italy e le eccellenze del nostro territorio.

 

Tommasi Viticoltori | Valpolicella

https://youtu.be/UflFq1P64DQ

Casisano | Montalcino Toscana

https://youtu.be/0oLVYS8Ygeo

Paternoster | Basilicata

https://youtu.be/dRC8wDceBks

Tenuta Caseo | Oltrepo' Pavese www.caseo.it

https://youtu.be/NPAF4VHj-cs

Poggio al Tufo | Maremma Toscana

https://youtu.be/4hdZ3vOwang
 

Masseria Surani | Manduria Puglia

https://youtu.be/AiXob8Dy-sg

La 53° edizione di Vinitaly 2019 è l’occasione del lancio di questo viaggio e proseguirà attraverso gli occhi di 3 Instagrammer locali selezionati dal Veneto, Toscana e Basilicata, che coglieranno attraverso la loro conoscenza del territorio, scatti che descriveranno in maniera molto personale, le tenute Tommasi, le bellezze del territorio di ogni regione e gli artigiani che portano avanti le tradizioni e la passione del saper fare.
#MadebyArtisans diventa quindi un filo conduttore di concetti e ispirazioni per il 2019, espresso in un linguaggio discreto attraverso la poetica degli artigiani, a cui Tommasi si è ispirato per raccontare l’amore per il vino ed il territorio.
 


De Buris - Una nuova era di Amarone

TOMMASI LANCIA UN NUOVO CLASSICO DEL FUTURO: NASCE IL LUXURY BRAND DE BURIS.
Un nuovo grande Amarone Classico Riserva 2008 che esalta il valore del tempo, e molto di più: un ambizioso progetto di ospitalità e di social responsibility.
Il lancio in anteprima a Verona con un evento unico nella cornice scenografica di Villa De Buris, la più antica della Valpolicella.
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A interpretare l’essenza di questa creazione, il tocco degli chef stellati Moreno Cedroni, Pino Cuttaia, Giancarlo Perbellini e del chocolate designer Davide Comaschi.
La famiglia Tommasi inaugura una nuova era. Nasce il brand De Buris. In primis un nuovo grande Amarone Classico Riserva 2008, che mira a posizionarsi nel settore luxury con una promessa: far vivere un tempo di valore ma non solo.
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De Buris è il lusso del tempo
De Buris rappresenta un modo contemporaneo di vivere il lusso, la promessa di un’esperienza che dà valore ad ogni attimo. Un vino che nasce dall’autenticità, ovvero da materie prime selezionate e lavorate con cura e che custodiscono l’esperienza e il sapere di una lunga tradizione di famiglia. Un dono della terra e del tempo.
De Buris è anche un progetto di recupero e valorizzazione che porta a compimento un percorso di crescita avviato vent’anni fa dalla famiglia che ha fatto la storia dell’Amarone e della Valpolicella e che oggi, con la quarta generazione, nalmente si realizza.
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Una novità presentata venerdì 12 ottobre con un evento unico nella cornice scenogra ca di Villa De Buris, maison del nuovo marchio, la più antica villa veneta della Valpolicella che racchiude in sé duemila anni di storia del territorio.
Per interpretare l’essenza di De Buris, la famiglia Tommasi ha scelto tre illustri rappresentanti dell’alta cucina in Italia e nel mondo, gli chef stellati Moreno Cedroni, Pino Cuttaia e Giancarlo Perbellini, autori, insieme al chocolate designer Davide Comaschi, di un menù a otto mani creato ad hoc per oltre 250 ospiti internazionali.
Dall’Amarone a De Buris
Tecnica, passione, intuito e tempo. Dieci anni di pazienza e dedizione. Prodotto in un numero limitato di bottiglie, De Buris Amarone Riserva 2008 nasce dall’esperienza di un’azienda con 116 anni di storia e dalla sapienza tecnica dell’enologo Giancarlo Tommasi, artigiano contemporaneo.
Un classico, perché realizzato secondo il rigore che il metodo storicamente impone; del futuro, proprio per il suo classicismo senza tempo. Il risultato è un vino austero, potente, ra nato e seducente. Un’icona di stile e di eleganza.
De Buris è un sogno che ha radici lontane, quando vent’anni fa la famiglia Tommasi acquistò le vigne de La Groletta, riconosciuto territorio vocato di produzione dell’Amarone e cru simbolo della Valpolicella Classica.
Dieci ettari di vigneto di cui 1,9 dedicati esclusivamente a De Buris per catturare l’essenza del terroir; collocati nella porzione più alta e caratterizzati dalla particolare composizione argillosa del terreno ed un’esposizione a sud ovest, che gode del clima mite del Lago di Garda. Una materia prima di altissima qualità, ulteriormente esaltata dall’assemblaggio delle uve autoctone, che contraddistingue l’annata, composto per il 62% di Corvina, 25% di Corvinone, 5% di Rondinella e per l’ 8% di Oseleta.
Un vino nato per nobilitare e omaggiare questa terra e la sua denominazione più prestigiosa e rappresentativa: l’Amarone.
A testimonianza delle qualità di questo grande vino, i primi ambìti riconoscimenti assegnati già in anteprima a De Buris: Tre Bicchieri del Gambero Rosso, Cinque Grappoli della guida Bibenda, Quattro Viti della guida AIS Vitae, il Faccino della guida Doctor Wine e il Platinum Award del Merano Wine Festival.
De Buris è sostenibilità
Rigore produttivo, gestione sapiente degli elementi naturali, applicazione di tecnologie a basso impatto lungo l’intera liera, attenzione alle persone. Per la famiglia Tommasi tutto ciò è un’attitudine, una loso a abbracciata ormai da anni come naturale espressione dei valori che hanno guidato quattro generazioni di viticoltori.
De Buris è ospitalità e Social Responsibility
L’ospitalità è da sempre un valore fondante per la famiglia Tommasi. Da qui la volontà di recuperare Villa De Buris, sede della cantina, un unicum storico-architettonico di straordinaria rilevanza, di base romana, con successivi interventi risalenti alle epoche medievale e rinascimentale e con preziosi a reschi custoditi al suo interno. Entro il 2022, a restauro completato, si trasformerà in un luogo di accoglienza di lusso. Ma l’obiettivo è ancora più ambizioso: creare, nel 2019, una Fondazione a tutela dei tesori della terra e dell’arte, attraverso la quale sviluppare azioni di valorizzazione del patrimonio storico-culturale e sostenere, nel contempo, la ricerca in campo enologico-vitivinicolo.
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L’oggi e il domani da condividere e restituire alle generazioni future.
 
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Tommasi Naturae - Viticoltura Sostenibile

TOMMASI NATURAE, il percorso ecosostenibile della famiglia della Valpolicella
Meno fertilizzanti e meno insetticidi, irrigazione a goccia, bottiglie più leggere, tappi bio, recupero dell’acqua e risparmio dell’energia: così la cantina rende ecosostenibile l’intera filiera del vino e crea un modello.
 
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Il 2 Marzo Giancarlo Tommasi ha presentato la linea dei vini biologici Tommasi Naturae e Capra e Cavoli a Milano.
Tommasi Naturae non punta ad essere soltanto una generica ispirazione green, ma una filosofia a 360 gradi a cui uniformare l’intera organizzazione aziendale, dalla vigna all’etichetta. Già Civiltà del Bere e Il Golosario ne hanno parlato.
«È un percorso per produrre vini di qualità, avendo cura e rispetto dell’ambiente ma anche delle persone che lavorano con noi – spiega Giancarlo Tommasi, enologo - Molte cose già le facevamo, senza bisogno di certificazioni: abbiamo voluto metterle a sistema ed estenderle nelle nostre tenute. Il nostro desiderio è quello di coltivare la terra in modo lasciare un posto migliore per le generazioni future, perché ne possano godere e perciò vogliamo mantenere un approccio rispettoso della terra.
Promuoviamo la gestione sostenibile delle risorse naturali, terra, aria e acqua, e crediamo in metodi equilibrati e integrati. Abbiamo sviluppato un modello per la viticoltura sostenibile, che ci permette di produrre vini dai nostri vigneti in un modo che sia ecologicamente responsabile ed economicamente sostenibile, contribuendo a garantire un futuro a lungo termine della produzione di vini di alta qualità»

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Tenute di proprietà che si estendono da nord a sud per un totale di 570 ettari, dalla Valpolicella, passando per l’Oltrepò, e poi in Toscana a Montalcino ed in Maremma e poi al sud in Basilicata ed in Puglia.
Tommasi Naturae abbraccia tutte e 5 cinque le regioni e si traduce per ora in 4 vini 100% biologici da 3 regioni: un bianco ed un rosso dalla Maremma e poi 2 perle dal sud, il Primitivo e l’Aglianico del Vulture di Paternoster (è della scorsa estate la sigla della joint venture).
 
Tommasi Naturae va il al di là di questo, avendo cura di ogni processo della filiera di produzione.
 
Si comincia tra i vigneti: sistemi di monitoraggio dei parametri climatici (precipitazioni, temperatura, umidità) e modelli di previsione per evitare i trattamenti inutili; speciali atomizzatori per spruzzare le sostanze solo dove necessario; irrigazione a goccia direttamente sulle radici, per limitare dispersione e dilavamento. Tra i filari vengono lasciate crescere erbe e leguminose: la biodiversità favorisce il recupero del terreno e attira ragni ed acari benefici, che predano quelli nocivi.
Meno fertilizzanti ed insetticidi, si sfalciano una volta di più le erbacce, poi lasciate a marcire sul posto, come concime naturale. Si adotta la “confusione sessuale”: equivalenti sintetici dei feromoni vengono spruzzati nell’aria, disorientando i maschi al punto da non individuare più le femmine.
 
Si passa in cantina: con le vasche di fermentazione all’interno ed ambienti di invecchiamento a dieci metri sottoterra, per sfruttare la naturale stabilità termica del sottosuolo e “risparmiare” sul condizionamento e mantenendo stabile l’umidità relativa. Si sfruttano poi pannelli solari per la produzione dell’energia e impianti di recupero dell’acqua.
Si conclude con le confezioni: bottiglie di vetro del 30% più leggere rispetto ai modelli tradizionali, tappi di sughero da querce anch’esse coltivate bio, etichette e imballi di carta e cartone certificati Fsc, garanzia internazionale di utilizzo sostenibile delle foreste.
 
Ed ovviamente c’è il vino 100% biologico prodotto con estrema cura ed attenzione come sempre, selezionando le migliori uve per un pubblico sempre più attento ai consumi, alle modalità di confezionamento ed al rispetto per l’ambiente.
Consumatori attenti non solo in Italia dove il “BIO” non è più solo una tendenza, ma spesso una filosofia di vita, ma soprattutto all’estero. I Paesi del Nord Europa hanno sempre avuto un’attenzione particolare all’ambiente anche oltreoceano, dove Canada e Stati Uniti fanno da traino a questo segmento di mercato chiedendo specificamente ad esempio bottiglie leggere ed imballi totalmente riciclabili.
 
Nonostante i tre milioni di bottiglie complessive e 28 milioni di euro di fatturato nel 2016, Tommasi ha nel carnet già quattro vini prodotti con uve 100% biologiche ed il programma vuol andare al di là di questo restando orgogliosamente un’impresa esclusivamente familiare e leader del Made in Italy di eccellenza avendo cura e rispetto delle risorse per le generazioni future.