Estates
6 January 2017 News

WTOP.com, the website for one of Washington State’s top radio news stations, featured the Poggio al Tufo Rompicollo in “Wine of the Week: An old resolution for the New Year.” Wine writer Scott Greenberg recommends the wine as sporting “a bouquet of mature red berries and a well -balanced structure with elegant flavors of rich plum, black raspberries and red licorice, supported on the backbone of soft tannins. This wine has remarkable depth and balance that would go well with hearty lasagna or pasta with meat sauce.”

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27 July 2015 News

Bruce Sanderson, Italian critic and Senior Editor for the Wine Spectator, published a blog post called “12 Bargain Tuscan Wines to Buy Now.” Tommasi’s 2013 Poggio al Tufo Cabernet Sauvignon is selected as one of his picks, and the Poggio al Tufo vineyard is featured in the opening photo, with a caption that reads “Tommasi’s 2013 Cabernet harvest yielded an excellent value wine.”  Below is an excerpt from the article:

Tuscany, known for lush landscapes, rich history and storied tradition, is also home to some of the world’s finest wines. Its workhorse red grape variety, Sangiovese, flies solo in the wines of Montalcino and some versions of Chianti Classico, where by law it must comprise a minimum of 80 percent of the bottling. International varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are also significant players in the region, bottled on their own or in blends with Sangiovese and other grapes. Overshadowed by its reds, Tuscan whites, such as those made from Vermentino, deliver crisp, minerally characteristics perfect for summer drinking. Overall, the diverse Tuscan terroir and climate match with tradition and innovation to deliver a wide range of reds and whites. The dozen releases here offer great value.

TOMMASI Cabernet Sauvignon Toscana Poggio al Tufo 2013 Score: 88 | $19

This red boasts plenty of black cherry, black currant, violet and spice flavors. Accessible, with a moderate structure and fine length. Drink now through 2018. 7,000 cases made.—B.S.”

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5 January 2015 News

A recent article in the Pensacola News Journal – Wine Time, featured Tommasi’s Poggio al Tufo 2011 Rompicollo. The article, entitled “Holiday Red One of Year’s Best”, explains that the 2011 Rompicollo “is a very easy wine to match up with holiday fare. Anything from a standing rib roast, smoked pit ham, rack of lamb to assertive cheeses would be idea…[it] should be a part of your holidays, either paired with food or given to your favorite wine lover.” Click here to read the full article!

 
19 July 2013 News

The Tommasi family just announced the opening of their new Agriturismo at Poggio al Tufo:

From Saturday 20th of July, Agriturismo Poggio al Tufo,
the newborn gem on the hills sorrounding Pitigliano, the city of tufo. It is run by a couple of warm and welcoming housekeepers who will make you feel homeThere are 8 rooms surrounded by vines with incredible views of the vineyards that belong to the Tommasi family. The rooms are spacious with all amenities of a luxury hotel. The breakfast buffet and the menu offered for lunch and dinner are traditional and all dishes are made only with local ingredients. The views of the vineyards can be enjoyed by the beautiful and peaceful outdoor pool that seats in the backyard and can offer our guests absolute relax. 
Discover the Tommasi Family Estates hospitality in Tuscany, abandon yourself and enjoy the Maremma Toscana.”

 

You can also see more pictures here.

 
5 September 2012 News

On October 2nd, Tommasi and the rest of the estates in the Association of Amarone Families are holding a seminar/tasting at the New York City Public Library.  This group now includes 12 family-owned producers, all of whom display an “A – Amarone Families” sticker on their Amarones.  The group was formed around a number of important principles to safeguard the quality production and prestige of Amarone.

You can click on the Official Invite below for more details about the tasting.

 
12 June 2012 News

The Tommasi family has released a book celebrating the 110th Anniversary of their family company called, “La Forza della Famiglia” – “The Strength of the Family”.  Written by journalists Lucio Bussi and Maria Teresa Ferrari, the book tells the story of how the four generations have grown in the Valpolicella Classica among vineyards, hospitality and development of the territory.  Starting from 1902, when the founder of the family, Giacomo Battista Tommasi built the first three barrelts of 50 hectoliters, the growth and the development has become one of the most important in the Italian and international wine scene. Check out the front cover of the book below!

 
9 April 2012 News

New Tommasi brochure, including Prosecco Tenuta Filodora, click on the icon below to download.

 

 
30 March 2012 News

Western Living, a Canadian magazine, gives Poggio al Tufo’s Rompicollo an enthusiastic review in their Wine Pick section – we love the statement, “Finding Italian wines that will be loved by all palates and are great vintage after vintage is easy. Finding the ones that do that for under $40 that a trick—under $25 and you should be knighted.”  Click on the  icon below to read the full review!

 

 
14 February 2012 News, Videos

Tommasi has created a website to celebrate the 110 Year Anniversary of the estate, and on which at certain points this year they will release important news and features.  Go here to see the site.  Right now they have a wonderful video showing that you can also see below, entitled “Tommasi: The Strength of the Family”.

 

 
20 January 2012 News

An exciting day for us.  Below is the press release on our latest development – the venerable Amarone producer Tommasi joins the VINTUS portfolio.

VINTUS Named New U.S. Importer of Tommasi

Top Amarone Brand Joins VINTUS’ Portfolio of Benchmark Wines

VINTUS Acquires Rolar Imports as Part of Tommasi Partnership

(Pleasantville, NY; January 20, 2012) — VINTUS, a leading national fine wine importer and marketing company, and Tommasi, the renowned producer of Amarone and Valpolicella Classico in Italy’s Veneto region, are delighted to announce that they have entered into a long-term distribution agreement, granting VINTUS the responsibility for the exclusive sales and marketing of Tommasi wines in the United States. In a related transaction, VINTUS has purchased Rolar Imports, U.S. importer of Tommasi wines for the past thirty-nine years.

Founded in 1902 in the heart of the Valpolicella Classico, Tommasi is one of the standard bearers of the Amarone appellation, and one of the most important quality producers in the Veneto generally.  The Tommasi family is the single largest landowner in the Valpolicella Classico area; over the past 110 years, they have steadily expanded their holdings in other areas of the Veneto, and now own a total of 370 acres in the region.  As has been the case since the winery’s establishment, the family works only with grapes they grow, an important quality decision and a reflection of their deep connection to the Valpolicella soil.

“We are extremely pleased to develop this new relationship with VINTUS, and to work with them to increase the presence of our family’s wines in top restaurants and wine shops in the United States,” said Dario Tommasi, co-owner along with his brothers Sergio, Ezio, and Franco.

“It is an especially exciting time for our family: we are celebrating our 110-year anniversary and are seeing the benefits from a number of recent investments and innovations in our vineyards and winery. We believe that Michael Quinttus and his dynamic team at VINTUS are uniquely qualified to enhance the visibility of our wines to the next generation of American consumers. The Tommasi family thanks our dear friends Paul Lardi and Marvin Rosenberg of Rolar Imports for 39 years of successful collaboration.”

VINTUS, founded in 2004, is a national importer and marketing company for leading fine wine estates around the world.  VINTUS President and founder Michael Quinttus commented: “The Tommasi family has a tremendous commitment to preserving and sharing the traditions of Valpolicella, and leading the Veneto region into the future.  Amarone is a special and rare contribution to the world of wine, unique to the Veneto, and it is a privilege to enter into this partnership with one of Italy’s great producers.”

Tommasi is now run by the fourth generation of the family, a group of six siblings and cousins who share responsibilities at the family properties and other holdings.  In addition to the Veneto estate vineyards and winery, the Tommasi family also has two properties in the Maremma totaling 225 acres: Poggio al Tufo purchased in 1997 and located in Pitigliano an hour north of Rome, and Doganella, a more recent purchase neighboring Poggio al Tufo and dedicated entirely to the organic cultivation of grapes.

For a complete list of Tommasi wines available in the U.S., click here. Below are a few of the most celebrated examples:

 

  • Amarone Classico DOC
  • “Ripasso” Valpolicella Classico Superiore DOC
  • “Arele Appassimento” Veronese IGT
  • “Rafael” Valpolicella Classico Superiore DOC
  • “Le Rosse” Pinot Grigio IGT
  • “Le Volpare” Soave Classico DOC

 

VINTUS represents a diverse, international range of benchmark wineries including E. Guigal, Chateau Montelena, Quinta do Noval, Errazuriz, Ch. Pétrus, Ch. Margaux, Ch. La Fleur-Pétrus, Domaine des Baumard, Champagne Bruno Paillard, Lucien Le Moine, Sandrone, Petrolo, Enrico Santini, Schiopetto, Il Palagio, Finca Decero, Telmo Rodriguez, Ferrer Bobet, Disznoko, Dog Point, Mitolo and Heartland.  For information on these and other estates, visit www.vintuswines.com.