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Tommaso Bussola
2009 - Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG
750 ml.

$64.00
Maximum quantity available reached.
Product Description
RP 92+
WS 94

Country: Italy

Region: Veneto

Varietal: Valpolicella Blend

Vintage: 2009

Size: 750 ml.

Originally trained as a stone mason, Tommaso took over over his uncle’s Valpolicella estate—with its prized old vineyards in the heart of the Classico zone—in the mid-1980s. While vineyard work came naturally to him, he experimented relentlessly, and absorbed information and ideas from every source available. With each passing vintage, his wines came to show more polish, finesse, intensity, and personality. By the late nineties, his style had matured, and his wines had become world-famous for their incredible intensity of fruit. Like other top Veneto winemakers, he uses new barrels, but any hint of new wood is hidden by cascades of lush, opulent fruit. The key, we think, is not only the age of his vines but the fact that they are nearly all naturally low-yielding ancient clones: Corvinone (40%), Corvina Grossa (25%) and Rondinella (20%). Corvinone, in particular, is quite rare today because of its low yields and finicky growing habits. Yet, Tommaso claims it is the Corvinone that gives his wines their depth. He calls it the “Super Corvina,” saying that it produces stronger, denser, richer, more perfumed wines. Small percentages of old vine Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dindarella and Pindara round out the cépage, along with new experiments like Teroldego and Merlot.

SKU: 1108
Reviews
Robert Parker - 92+ See more...
Tommaso Bussola's 2009 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico opens to warm tones of baking spice, ripe fruit, prune, cherry liqueur and cigar box. This is a very well made Amarone that boasts high levels of aromatic intensity and bold flavor extraction. There's nothing subtle about this big red wine made with air-dried grapes. Soft tannins are followed by rich layers of oak-driven spice and vanilla.
Wine Spectator - 94 See more...
A mouthwatering red, with a sense of finesse to the integrated layers of juicy baked cherry and plum fruit, fig paste, wild herb and tarry mineral, all set on a refined and supple tannic frame. Complex and long, this harmonious red is hard to stop sipping but should do well in the cellar. Drink now through 2029. 2,500 cases made.

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