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2nd December 2016 News

Wine writer Michael Muckian featured the Tommasi family, Amarone 2012 and Casisano Brunello di Montalcino 2011 in the Wisconsin Gazette. The story, “Simply Red for Sipping with Santa,” recommending a few stand-out reds and highlighting the four generation Tommasi family winemaking business, as well as its new vineyard acquisition of Casisano. He notes that the Amarone is “full-bodied and luscious” and “just the wine to reward a long night of holiday preparations.” An image of the Tommasi family and a large bottle image of the Casisano Brunello is included in the story.

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2nd December 2016 News

Following Pierangelo’s meeting with Worth editor Ken Rivadeneira in New York, Ken included the Tommasi Ca’ Florian 2008 in Worth’s “Excellence in Luxury” holiday gift guide. The Ca’ Florian is featured on a two-page spread of other high-end wines, including Bollinger and E. Guigal Chateau d’Ampuis, alongside the quote “For four generations, Tommasi has been the leading producer of Amarone. Its Ca’ Florian 2008 is bright and full-bodied, with a balsamic essence that pairs well with braised meats.” This holiday gift guide ran both online and in the December/January print issue.

Click here to see the full list of Excellence in Luxury 2016.

 

 

 

 
2nd December 2016 News

We are pleased to share the Bloomberg Pursuits two-page spread on Champagne Bollinger in its Spend 2016 Issue. While a picture tells a thousand words, we think this headline will sell bottles:  “The Best Champagne on Earth.” The story highlights the harvest of VVF at the estate in France. Click here to read the PDF!

 
2nd December 2016 News

An article on the 2015 vintage in the Rhone Valley by Jancis Robinson was just published in the Financial Times.  The piece starts aptly: “Marcel Guigal is the godfather of the Rhone Valley.  His company in Ampuis uniquely combines quantity and quality in both its own holdings and massive purchases throughout the valley.”  Marcel and Philippe Guigal are quoted throughout, and in the shortlist of very top 2015s, Guigal has more than twice as many wines as any other producer. Below is an excerpt. Click here to read the full article!

“Marcel Guigal is the godfather of the Rhône Valley. His company in Ampuis uniquely combines quantity (to the tune of more than seven million bottles a year) and quality in both its own holdings and massive purchases throughout the valley. For him 2015 was the best vintage he has ever known, in a career that began in 1961 – that was a far from shabby vintage itself.”

 
18 November 2016 News

Wine & Spirits Magazine came out with a piece on LBV 2011 Port in its December issue. Quinta do Noval’s Antonio Agrellos referenced. See below for an excerpt, and here to download the article.

“LBV is all those things, but it’s rarely as balanced and delicious as it is in 2011.

As a fan of Vintage Port-that rare three percent of Douro’s vast production designed for today’s lucky one percent who can afford to drink it at 40 or 50 years of age-I have long been dismissive of Late Bottled Vintage. The bits that are left behind after selecting a vintage lot are often a plain or clowdy sibling, its tannins tamed through aging in oak vats for· four years, while the chic and sophisticated Vintage was bottled two years earlier, built to age for decades.”

 
18 November 2016 News

Wine Spectator featured Tommasi’s Amarone Classico 2012 in a story on the Amarone category in its Dec 15 issue. In the magazine, which will soon hit newsstands, Alison Napjus writes on the growing popularity of Amarone in “Amarone’s Great Divide.” Tommasi Amarone is listed as one of Alison Napjus’ Recommended Amarones, awarding it a score of 90 and noting it as “elegant, with flavors of black cherry, orange peel and wild herb.”Click here to download the PDF.

 
3 November 2016 News

 

The Daily Meal featured the Tommasi family and the Amarone 2012 in “Tommasi Masters the Art of Amarone.”  Wine writer Wanda Mann wrote a story highlighting the Tommasi family and their mastery of the wine making process that goes into making their Amarone: “I’ve tasted other brands of Amarone that overpower the palate like a liquid fruitcake but as I sipped through several older Tommasi Amarone vintages, I noticed that although the flavors grew richer and more complex, the wine maintained an appealing suppleness, soft tannins, and vitality.” A photo of Pierangelo leads the story, and includes imagery of the winery and the tasting Wanda had with Pierangelo. This story also ran on Wanda’s blog, The Black Dress Traveler. Click here to read it!

 
3 November 2016 News

Tommasi’s Amarone 2012 was featured in the Houston Chronicle’s Flavors section in “Four wines approved by our pollsters!” Click here to read it. Wine writer Dale Roberts, along with a panel of 12 tasters, awarded the Amarone a score of 17.5 with a score of 9 for quality and 8.5 for value. Dale notes that James Suckling awarded the wine a score of 93 and details the blend of grapes in this vintage, as well as details on the winery and winemaking process. This story ran both in print and online.

 
31 October 2016 News

The December issue of Wine Enthusiast just landed on our desks. In it is a gorgeous photo spread highlighting five of their Top 100 Cellar Selections, including Quinta do Noval’s Vintage 2013 Port! Below is the text of the review.

“Noval has often in the past released a Vintage Port in years when other producers hold back. And, as in the past, the release is justified. For this is an impressive, dense and seriously age-worthy Port. While it has plenty of perfumed jammy red fruits and balanced acidity, it is the dark tannic character that will sustain this wine for decades. It could be drunk now for its fruit, although that would be a shame. Better to wait until 2030 and longer.” 95 Points Wine Enthusiast

 

 

 
31 October 2016 News

In its latest issue (Oct 28, 2016), The Wine Advocate published a retrospective feature on Disznoko, with reviews of 23 different wines! See an excerpt below from Tokaji critic Neal Martin, and click here to read his full comments.

“My absolute favorite was poured after the vertical: the fabulous 2011 Tokaji 6-Puttonyos from the Kapi Vineyard. I have tasted it once before, but this earlier-picked stunner glistened with energy and seemed much more crystalline than I remember it a few months ago. Beg, borrow or steal a bottle.”