From our winery to your home

Exclusively for the month of May, you will be able to receive all of the Tommasi Family Estates wines conveniently at home.
For delivery service, a minimum order of 3 bottles is required, shipping costs are free of charge for orders of 6 or more bottles.
You can write to wine@tommasi.com to receive wines price list, methods of payment and shipping details. For any advice or suggestion you can call +39 045 7701266 - a wine specialist will be at your disposal!
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It’s also possible to pick up your order and pay directly at our Wine Shop in Pedemonte. Simply let us know the date and time of arrival so that we can ensure that all hygienic and sanitary regulations are respected.
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We also wanted to inform you that our Wine Shop will be opening its doors on Monday, May 18th from 10am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday.
Our shop is a place where you will feel welcome and protected.
We have taken all the necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of all who come to visit us, maintaining the transparency and professionalism that make us who we are.
All of the areas open to the public are regularly and thoroughly disinfected by qualified staff.
 
Our top priority is the care and respect of our Guests, ensuring their good health and comfort, and we hope to welcome you here soon.


Il wineshop a casa tua

In esclusiva per il mese di Maggio si potrà ricevere tutta la gamma dei vini Tommasi Family Estates comodamente a casa vostra.
Per il servizio delivery si richiede un ordine minimo di 3 bottiglie, da 6 bottiglie la spedizione è gratutita!
Scrivete a wine@tommasi.com per ricevere maggiori informazioni sui vini disponibili, le modalità di pagamento e di spedizione.
Per ogni consiglio o suggerimento potete contattare lo 045 7701266, un wine specialist sarà a vostra completa disposizione!
 
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E’ possibile anche effettuare il ritiro e il pagamento presso il Wine Shop di Pedemonte, si chiede di comunicarci la data e orario di ritiro per garantire le norme igienico sanitarie in vigore.
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Il wineshop riaprirà lunedi 18 Maggio dalle 10.00 alle 18.00, Sabato incluso.
La nostra struttura è un luogo dove può sentirsi accolto e protetto. Abbiamo predisposto tutte le misure necessarie per tutelare chi ci verrà a trovare, con la trasparenza e la professionalità che ci contraddistinguono. Tutte le aree pubbliche sono sanificate totalmente e periodicamente da personale qualificato.
Le priorità per noi ora sono la cura e rispetto per i nostri Ospiti, a salvaguarda della loro salute e comfort, nella speranza di accogliervi al più presto.


Tommasi in Sip Trip series

Part two of the Sip Trip episodes dedicated to the history and traditions of the Valpolicella is finally on-line.
The Tommasi family brings the blessings of much needed rain when Pierangelo Tommasi 
brings Jeff Porter and his crew on a tour that began with a properly enjoyed espresso at Villa Quaranta and on to the Valpolicella's oldest historic Villa De Buris owned by the Tommasi family for many years.
On this episode of Sip Trip there is of course lots of Amarone and lunch with the Valpolicella's most famous dish, Risotto all’Amarone.
Jeff and friends also learn the importance of family when it comes to wine production in Italy and start to understand why everyone seems to want to feed you in Italy.
Sip Trip is a journey through Italy with host Jeff Porter and friends, where he explores the vineyards, the producers, the wine, and the terroir of Italy through the lens of its world-renowned culture. From Veneto in the North to Puglia in the south, Sip Trip is set to be Italy’s greatest road trip with America’s biggest wine lovers.


Tommasi Talks live on Instagram

 
From April the 9th through the end of May, Tommasi talks will stream live weekly on Instagram @Tommasiwine, a series created to stay in touch with friends, clients, wine lovers and wine writers. We'll be talking about our wines, everyday life, current events, future scenarios, the market, territories and other topics of interest.
The Instagram Live talks will be led by Giancarlo, Piergiorgio, Pierangelo and Stefano Tommasi with the support of  winemakers Emiliano Falsini and Fabio Mecca Paternoster, who are a part of Giancarlo's winemaking team and respectively manage the Tuscan estates and in those in the Southern Italian regions of Basilicata and Puglia.
Each live will host a special guest: sommeliers, importers, journalists, restaurateurs and opinion leaders from the world of wine.
Everyone is invited to participate with questions and comments. We'd also like to know how you will celebrate the end of lock down. Share your first wine and where with the hashtag #myfirsttoast.
The strong bond we share with our business partners and our customers was the inspiration we needed to kick off these dialogues: an opportunity let them get to know us, and to share our passion for wine even in times of Coronavirus. Indeed, this emergency has meant that, even if we are far away, we all feel the need to reach out and stay closer to one another during this shared crisis.
The live series was also created to present the new vintages of our products to Tommasi’s sales team, opinion leaders and the digital community, since we haven't been able to meet during the busy Spring calendar of trade shows and events.
Thanks to the power of social media, Tommasi talks aims to reach the widest number of professionals and wine lovers, while most of us are at home, and above all, to maintain contact with our Team of Oenologists, the members of the Tommasi family and our guests in an open dialogue.
 
Here is the schedule of Instagram Lives:
9th April –  Giancarlo and Pierangelo Tommasi taste together Lugana Le Fornaci new vintage
15th April – Stefano Tommasi with Serena Codognola
16th  April – Piergiorgio with Luca Nicolis of Bottega Vini
23th April – Pierangelo Tommasi with Vintus, Importatore USA
24th  April – Fabio Mecca Paternoster with Andrea Radic
29th  April – Pierangelo Tommasi with Michaela Morris, canadian journalist
30th  April – Giancarlo Tommasi with Chiara Giannotti di Vino.tv
 


Chiaretto Bardolino: a new packaging, a new perspective

Granara, il Chiaretto Bardolino

The latest numbers from the Bardolino Consortium show that Chiaretto closed the first quarter of 2020 with a whopping 21.1% increase in bottling compared to 2019,
The trend confirms that this Lake Garda wine is progressively consolidating its leadership in the segment of Italian rosé wines.
Consumers, particularly in this unprecedented moment, increasingly ask for casual, easy-to-drink wines, with a precise identity and very reliable quality.
Our Granara Chiaretto Bardolino is perfect for this type of request and is a wine that adapts perfectly to the season.
The 2019 vintage bottle launches with a newly restyled label, along with the entire range of east Lake Garda wines which include the Custoza and Bardolino wines. The Tommasi family has chosen to realign the labelling of many of their wines to reflect the vision and unity of their family as well as the historical importance of the winery.
The bold red colour of the wax seal symbol on the entire range is an eye-catching element which reconnects to the traditional style of our premium flagship wines, while maintaining the fresher overall look appealing to a range of quality everyday wines. The design is completed with the year the winery was established, emphasising the longstanding success and heritage of Tommasi.
 
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Bright pale pink in color, it reveals elegant scents of wild flowers, citrus fruits and red berry fruits.
On the palate it is delicate, with a refreshing note of citrus fruits and green apples as well as a tangy vein that makes it is irresistibly enjoyable to drink.
Excellent with all summery dishes rice salads, caprese(tomato, mozzarella and basil), prosciutto and melon, chicken salad, and beef carpaccio.
We suggest to try it at any time of year with pizza, fried fish or soft cheeses and  Asian food.
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THE LUGANA OF TOMMASI FAMILY

THE LUGANA OF TOMMASI FAMILY
Le Fornaci expresses the importance that the Tommasi family dedicates to the production of Lugana doc and its territory.
THE PROJECT
A highly desired wine to add to our portfolio due to its extraordinary elegance and depth; there’s an intense passion for Lugana, an unmistakable, rigorous, and classy white wine that is able to win the battle of time.
The first investment of approximately 5 hectares was made in Desenzano del Garda, near San Martino della Battaglia, a small town known for the battle that marked the end of the Second War of Independence in the late 1800s.
The vineyard was called Le Fornaci from the very beginning, due to a one-of-a-kind archeological site: an ancient Roman kiln dating back to the I-II Century AD was discovered in the area, halfway between Brescia and Verona, which was used to make bricks for the construction of the first residential settlements, thanks to the abundance of clay and water.
For this reason, our label still today displays the name Le Fornaci, as well as a drawing of the characteristic Monument Tower, symbol of San Martino della Battaglia.
With a strong belief in the Lugana territory and its wine, the Tommasi family has cultivated a dream of expanding the project. In 2013, after conducting much research in the area, additional investments were made in Desenzano.
The Fornaci Estate, therefore, is made up of three main vineyards located in different areas of Lugana Doc, making up a total of 45 hectares: one larger plot of land by Lake Garda, and two further inland, all in Desenzano.
All of the vineyards were planted with a single typical vine variety, called Turbiana, using the guyot training system and a high vine density (approximately 5,000 vines per hectare).
There is also an important project in the works to accompany this investment: the construction of a winery entirely dedicated to the production of Lugana as well as a building destined for hospitality and wine tourism, with an area for tastings and refreshments for all visitors.
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THE TERRITORY
A fertile plain South of Lake Garda. Vineyards are neat and beautiful as if depicted in a painting. A favourable, gentle climate. Yesterday “Lucana”, an inhospitable place full of forests and marshlands, today it’s breezy, generous, and as welcoming as a garden.  (Consorzio Lugana)
Lake Garda is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations of Northern Italy, particularly the Southern rim.
In the past, this entire area was covered by the “Lucana Woods”, a very thick marshy forest which was reclaimed in the XV century by the Serenissima Republic of Venice in order to obtain additional lands to cultivate. However, the presence of grapevines in this area dates even further back, at least to the Bronze Age.
The Lugana area is “two-faced”, as it extends across the Southern shore of Lake Garda, from the Province of Brescia to that of Verona, for a total of 2000 hectares of vineyards.
Even from a wine standpoint, the Lugana territory can be divided into two macro areas.
The first, which is the larger one, is flat and is characterized by hard clay, and extends inland from Desenzano to Sirmione. This is the deep heart of the Lugana denomination, custodian of the traditional “lake” and mineral style.
The second area is more hilly, as it extends from the famed Monument Tower of San Martino della Battaglia. Here the earth is more sandy; the gently rolling hills don’t surpass an elevation of 130 metres; these are morainic soils, with a strong gravel element; the wines present a lower minerality to them and are more acidic and voluminous.
With regards to our Fornaci Estate: the plot of land closer to the lake is calcareous, variously stratified and rich in clay, while the inland plots present higher levels of sand and loam.
Having plots of land in both of these areas allows for a careful selection of grapes. These give body and structure if nourished by clay-based soil, while aromas and elegance if grown on sandy soil.
The earth is compact during dry periods, but soft and muddy after a rain.
These characteristics make up the key organoleptic properties of Lugana, giving the wine clear, powerful aromas, from almond to citrus, as well as acidity, sapidity, and a well-balanced structure.
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THE VINE VARIETY
The microclimate of the Lugana area is strongly influenced by the temperate breezes of Lake Garda: it is mild and constant, with slight thermal excursions. With the protection of this ideal climate, the area is perfect for nurturing the characteristics of the unique Turbiana grape variety.
The Turbiana grape is a particular kind of clone of the Trebbiano, and is exclusively cultivated in the Lugana area. Aside from having unique phenological, agronomic, and oenological characteristics, recent studies have shown that it presents signature aromatic properties as well.
Less productive compared to other Trebbiana varieties, Turbiana is a grape that grows in medium-sized, compact clusters; the grapes have a thick skin and juicy, slightly acidic pulp.
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LUGANA "LE FORNACI"
Brilliant, intense straw yellow colour, Le Fornaci Lugana is fragrant with fruity aromas and notes of tropical fruits and grapefruit.
On the palate, it’s dry and harmonious with an elegant freshness.It is intense and persistent, with a sapid, mineral finish and a typical aroma of almond.
Lugana Le Fornaci is obtained through a delicate grape harvest. The grape skins are left in contact with the must for one day at low temperature.
Racking for natural sedimentation and slow, temperature-controlled fermentation (14°/18°) follow. Fining for approximately 3 months on fine lees, followed by a maturation period in stainless steel tanks.
Served at  cool temperature, it is ideal as an aperitif, with appetizers and finger food; it pairs well with both fresh and salt-water fish.
Excellent with flavourful first courses, risotto, delicate meats, and fresh cheeses.
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Stay strong, stay connected

"Dear friends and partners,
 
as known, the Italian authorities have put in place several measures to contain the expansion of the Covid-19 virus within our country.
We want to share our thoughts and above all the operational decisions we are taking in order to keep a vital and proactive dialogue with all stake-holders.
 
We are sure you are aware of the difficult moment Italy is going through. At the same time, it is very important to know that Italy has not come to a halt! Every economic and social entity is doing its part to carry on. We will continue to work with the determination and dedication that has always been our style.
 
This spirit of entrepreneurial tenacity is strengthened by a tight-knit family. We have the ability, the agility and the unity of purpose to look forward together. With confidence and lucidity. With passion and with precise and shared strategies.
 
First of all, we are constantly monitoring the market, studying the data and trends with respect to the sales channels. We keep in constant contact with our network of agents, using all the existing technology and communication channels. You can always depend on our equally tenacious and determined team. You will have their maximum availability and attention. They will keep you updated with the latest commercial policies that we will adopt.
 
We want to support our business relationships to the fullest, thanks to our proprietary brands and our well pondered actions. With the facts, we will demonstrate our desire to be now more than ever among the "ambassadors of Made in Italy". With our wine excellence, we are ready for a rapid revival of the image of Italy after this unprecedented emergency has passed.
 
On behalf of our family, I'd like to thank each and everyone of you for the outpouring of affection and esteem. We are proud to work with you and it strengthens our will to push the limits of excellence. "
The Tommasi family
#tommasiwine #bettertogether

AN INTERVIEW WITH GIANCARLO TOMMASI

GIANCARLO TOMMASI - OWNER AND ENOLOGIST TOMMASI FAMILY ESTATES
What do a professional vocation for wine and a great passion for fishing have in common? Probably, a relationship with time: the awareness that excellent results and profound satisfaction are obtained by being able to manage wisely the passing of time. This is a principle that Giancarlo Tommasi – born in 1974 and since 2002 the winemaker responsible for his family’s estates – knows well.
Giancarlo is married to Francesca and is the father of Lodovica and Elia, a lover of various sports and – what is fundamental – a patient angler. Constancy, sensitivity and tenaciousness: these are the qualities that Giancarlo applies in the winery exactly as he does on the bank of a river.
Great attention to every aspect of the production process sums up Giancarlo Tommasi’s philosophy and working method: from studying the soils and expositions of the vineyards to selecting the best planting system based on the characteristics of the site and the type of wine to be made there.
Ever since joining the company he has promoted the use of green options both in treating the vines (for fertilizing, thinning the bunches, pruning, mowing and irrigation) and during the harvest, for example favoring manual grape selection and harvesting at night. The same goes for vinification, where he prefers to limit mechanical intervention, endorsing instead (whenever possible) more natural operations.
For aging, he prefers large Slavonian oak casks, which give the wine a greater possibility to evolve. This choice is part and parcel of Giancarlo’s “philosophy of time”, because these barrels respect the wine. They do not “force” it, allowing the product to mature in the calmest way possible.

Giancarlo has often had occasion to underline the principles of his philosophy: "A strong sense of belonging to my area of origin drives me to highlight the viti-vinicultural heritage of each individual production area, with choices that focus on the terroir and on vinification. I have total respect for tradition, but I believe it has to be enhanced, in modern wines that appeal to consumers’ tastes".

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> Is there a “Tommasi style” of winemaking and, if so, how would you define it?
The Tommasi style that is common to all the wines we produce in five different Regions – the Veneto, Lombardy, Tuscany, Basilicata and Puglia – can be recognized by the fact that our wines aim for a type of quality based on elegance, rather than power. They are wines of character but are also immediately appealing; they are convivial wines, ideal for drinking with meals and with one’s family and friends. This attractive style is combined with the goal of obtaining wines that are long-lived and capable of aging well, which evolve and gradually reveal their complexity. Naturally, the elegance that is the hallmark of the Tommasi style always derives from highlighting the quality of the individual terroirs and their natural and cultural identities.
> What prompted you to invest in the Casisano Estate?
When we selected Casisano estate in 2015, preferring it to two other options, what convinced us was tasting the wine, which demonstrated great potential. And we worked very hard, as we always do, to prepare and take painstaking care of our vineyards.ù
> In recent years, have you made any changes in the way you cultivate Sangiovese Grosso, and what are they?
We haven’t made any changes in the last few years except for the long and painstaking task of reorganizing the vineyards, because when we bought the property they were often in considerable need of being replanted and cleaned up.
There is a plot of around 3 hectares that we had to replant a year ago with Sangiovese Grosso, in which we decided to test a Guyot training system, as opposed to the traditional cordon spur. We’ll see in the next few years how this type of vine training behaves, and then decide whether me might convert to it in future.
> How is your 2015 Brunello different compared to the other wines on offer in the marketplace?
The Casisano estate is in the most southeasterly of the three sub-zones for Brunello, where the Sangiovese Grosso grapes, thanks to the higher altitude, benefit from a cooler climate: they ripen more slowly and have good natural acidity.
These are the perfect conditions – together with the composition of the soil – for obtaining wines that are notable for their finesse.
> Upcoming initiatives linked with the 2015 Brunello?
This year we will concentrate on promoting a wine that is the result of five years of intense hard work. Our first appointment is the “Benvenuto Brunello” event in Montalcino. This will be followed by masterclasses in the United States and in Canada, for which we have been selected by the Brunello Consortium and where two meetings are planned for March.


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.