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23 May 2017 News

We are happy to report a review of Tommasi’s 2014 Rafael Valpolicella on Forbes Online in “10 Best Red Wines Under $20 For A Beach Party.” Wine writer Nick Passmore reviews the Rafael among other reds ideally served slightly chilled throughout the summer, noting that 30 minutes after opening, the wine “developed into a fruit-forward sassy seductress with just enough polish on the finish to allow you to believe you might, just, be able to take her home and introduce her to your mother.” The piece ends with a photo of the Rafael label.

 
19 May 2017 News

Wine writer Mike Muckian of the Wisconsin Gazette featured these two Tommasi wines in “Top-shelf reds pair well with grilled meats.” Mike recommends the Rompicollo and Ripasso as two wines that can “add a little Italian flare to your summer fun” and pair well with grilled meats for summer barbequing. He notes the Poggio al Tufo Rompicollo “captures flavors of chocolate and berries on its supple palate, its well-maintained tannins delivering a satisfying finish.” Mike notes the process through which Ripasso is produced and the blend of grapes in this vintage, finally noting “this may be the wine your guests will be talking about long after the coals are cold and the party is over.” Click the image to view the article!

 
16 May 2017 News

Snooth editor Kristine Jannuzzi featured a story on the Tommasi family and its history in Amarone winemaking. Kristine highlighted the vintages of Amarone and Ca’Florian she enjoyed over lunch with owner Pierangelo Tommasi, noting “the 2007 Ca’Florian had the most finesse, while the power and complexity of the 2009 Riserva suggested great aging potential.” Kristine mentions the family’s newest acquisition of the Casisano estate, explaining that “owning a vineyard in Montalcino had been a family dream for nearly 20 years.” Click here to read the article.

 
15 May 2017 News

Vindulge, a wine, food and travel blog, featured the Le Rosse Pinot Grigio in “12 Wines for Spring Sipping.” Wine blogger Mary Cressler notes the Le Rosse is a “really pleasant wine with ripe peaches, tart apples, and tropical fruit. It’s crisp, clean, and dry.” She also notes the value of the wine makes it “a good one to have on hand for brunches or gatherings.” Click here for the link.

 
15 May 2017 News

The Daily Meal featured Tommasi’s Rafael Valpolicella in “25 New Wines, White and Red, From California and Beyond.” Wine writer Roger Morris highlighted the Rafael as a “full-bodied” red with “raspberry flavors and a crisp long finish.” Click here for the link.

 
15 May 2017 News

Wine writer Charles Scicolone attended a Masterclass on Amarone hosted by Pierangelo Tommasi  and wrote a lovely piece outlining the highlights of the class and the vintages he had the opportunity to taste on his wine blog. Click here for the link to the story!

 
12 May 2017 News

Sandy Block features Ponzi Vineyards Reserve Chardonnay 2013 in her article “Play It Cool.” She says that “One of the best-kept secrets in the world of wine is how wonderful Oregon chardonnay can taste. It’s understated and subtle, with mild, soft, creamy textures.” Ponzi leads this charge as one of the pioneering wine families of the Willamette Valley.

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9 May 2017 News

Leslie Gevirtz published an article on Wine Enthusiast Online highlighting the success of the Tommasi family over the past 4 generations and how much the company has expanded past the Veneto region over the years. The article is filled with great quotes from Pierangelo captured throughout dinner on the expansion of the company and its current focus on enhancing the assets the family already owns. Leslie touches on the six Italian wineries owned by Tommasi and quotes Pierangelo, saying “we already produce two of the so-called three kings of Italy – Amarone and Brunello.

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13 April 2017 News

Dog Point Vineyard was recently recognized as New Zealand’s greenest winery! Below is an excerpt:

“Marlborough’s greenest recognised at environment awards

Dog Point Vineyard may have won the supreme award but Mother Nature was the big winner at Marlborough’s top environmental awards, its organiser says.

The biennial Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards wrapped up with the awards dinner last week where those making the biggest moves to improve the region’s environment were celebrated.

Awards co-ordinator Bev Doole said this year saw the biggest turnout at the awards dinner as well as some very close competitions among the entrants.”

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3 April 2017 News

The Buying Guide of the May 2017 issue of Wine Enthusiast features the 2011 Casisano Brunello di Montalcino. Wine editor Kerin O’Keefe awarded the Brunello 92 points, noting the wine as having “aromas of Mediterranean scrub, underbrush, berry, licorice and balsamic.” Kerin goes on to say “the aromas carry through to the rounded palate along with the juicy cherry, grilled herb, cured meat, clove and toasted note. Polished tannins provide the framework.”