Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2016
Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2016: a must have, in a market that remains receptive
With the arrival of September, we have begun distribution of the 2016 vintage of our Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico D.O.C.G.; a year that was considered “awkward”, but in which our Amarone has amazed everyone with its refinement and character: an Amarone that reveals itself to be extremely elegant, with intriguing aromas and good balance on the palate.
A year, 2016, that was difficult on the whole, especially regarding the health of the vineyards, but which improved from autumn onwards and provided good fruit for drying, in order to make an Amarone which, in the glass, is complex and elegant. This just goes to show once again that wine, and Amarone in particular, can display an ability to evolve well in spite of the agronomic data and gloomy forecasts.
The La Groletta and Conca d’Oro vineyards certainly lived up to their reputation, aided by careful vinification in the winery and three years’ maturation in large Slavonian oak casks. The 2016 vintage stands out especially thanks to the great harmony of its sensory profiles, starting off with the “nose”, with an array of fragrances that ranges from sensations of red and black fruits to notes of jam, as well as spicy and balsamic nuances. The wine’s structure on the palate is similarly complex: Amarone’s characteristic sweetly fruity soul is nicely underpinned by the tannins, but especially by a tanginess that gives it a supple and juicy liveliness.
If one observes the market scenario for high-quality wines on a worldwide basis, Amarone is one of the products that has succeeded best in resisting the problematic effects of Covid-19.