Category Archives: Valpolicella

Three Wines From Santa Sofia

This January I attended the presentation of the 2009 Amarone della Valpolicella vintage, and among the wines I tasted was Santa Sofia, which was a barrel sample and still not together enough to show very well. Stefania Romellini contacted me … Continue reading

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The 2009 Amarone: To be Approached with Caution

2009 was, once again, a modern high temperature vintage of the sort that those who planted their vineyards 20 or even 10 years ago couldn’t have foreseen. Put simply, it is getting warmer; before discussing 2009 the Consorzio’s agronomist told … Continue reading

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Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella: A Vertical

The Tommasi family has been making wine since forever in the Valpolicella, but personally since 1902, when Giacomo Tommasi ordered three 50 hectoliter casks, filled them, and then set about selling the wine. That was four generations ago, and since … Continue reading

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80s, 90s and 2000s: Thirty Years of Amarone d’Arte

One of the highlights of this year’s Vinitaly was a retrospective of Amarone organized by Le Famiglie dell’Amarone d’Arte, twelve of the finer winemakers of the Valpolicella who have joined forces to promote the region and its wines. I say … Continue reading

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