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Monday 2 January 2012

Wine of the Month: Tommasi Appassimento 2010

This wine is produced with the typical and indigenous grapes of the Valpolicella Classico area, Corvina and Oseleta, and in the traditional “Appassimento” method.
Appassimento means “drying process”. “Arele” is the local name of the traditional wooden trays where a part of the grapes are laid down and partially dried prior to being gently pressed.

ORIGIN: Tommasi hillside vineyards in the Valpolicella Classico area
GRAPES: Corvina Veronese 90%, Oseleta 10%,
VINIFICATION: a part of Corvina and Oseleta grapes are partially dried prior to    pressing
MATURATION: 12 months maturation in Slavonian oak casks.

COLOR: Intense, deep ruby red
FRAGRANCE: Very fruity, rich, spicy, black pepper nose
TASTE: Full body, very intense, spicy, smooth, full of flavors.
RECOMMENDED WITH: White and red meats, game, fresh and aged cheeses.

This wine is probably one of the best value wines that you can find in the Swedish Systembolaget.

Nr at Swedish Systembolaget: 5354
Cost in Sweden: 89 SEK

Written by: Alexander Yü

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