De Buris, a luxury amarone from Tommasi, is born at 18 | Britt on Forbes

Amarone della Valpolicella is the dry version of the sweet Recioto della Valpolicella. Both are made in the Veneto region in north east Italy, not far from the wonderful city of Verona. Grapes for both recioto and amarone are dried after harvest to concentrate aromas and sugar content of the grapes. Despite the fact that Amarone is not a cheap wine it has had a huge success in many countries in the last 10-15 years.

Tommasi, a family owned company, recently launched a prestigious, limited edition of a high-quality amarone called De Buris. The story of De Buris started in 2000 when the family bought a plot in one of the most famous vineyards in Valpolicella, La Grola. They decided to use their plot of the vineyard, called La Groletta, to create a very special amarone. To get it perfect they waited 18 years before they launched the wine. The first harvest for this wine was made in 2008 and now, ten years later, it finally arrives on the market.

Pierangelo Tommasi from Veneto

Pierangelo Tommasi from Veneto, copyright BKWine Photography

Read more on this in Britt’s article on Forbes: Newly Launched Luxurious Tommasi De Buris Amarone Wine Took 18 Years To Make.

Here’s the introduction:

It all started in the year 2000. The family Tommasi bought a plot called La Groletta in the famous La Grola vineyard in Valpolicella. They knew immediately that they wanted to make a special wine from the 4.7 acres plot. And this family is patient. It took 18 years before they were ready to launch this very special wine, called De Buris. “We didn’t need another amarone”, says Pierangelo Tommasi, “but we wanted a new luxurious high-end product, and to be fair to the region we wanted it to be an amarone.”

Tommasi is a famous family estate in the Valpolicella region in north-eastern Italy. It was founded in 1902 and now owns wine estates also in Tuscany, Puglia and Basilicata, a region in the south where they make wines from one of my favourite Italian grapes, Aglianico del Vulture. Tommasi is a true family business with seven members of the family involved. One is Pierangelo, executive director, and one is Giancarlo, the winemaker.

Read more on this in Britt’s article on Forbes: Newly Launched Luxurious Tommasi De Buris Amarone Wine Took 18 Years To Make.

Big botti in the Tommasi cellar

Big botti in the Tommasi cellar, copyright BKWine Photography

De Buris Amarone della Valpolicella, Tommasi

De Buris Amarone della Valpolicella, Tommasi, copyright BKWine Photography

A glass of amarone

A glass of amarone, copyright BKWine Photography

De Buris amarone presentation box

De Buris amarone presentation box, copyright BKWine Photography

Amarone and Ca'Florian Amarone from Tommasi

Amarone and Ca’Florian Amarone from Tommasi, copyright BKWine Photography

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