Tommaso Bussola Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC 2017
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In 1977, in the classic heart of Valpolicella, with vineyards scattered between the municipality of Negrar and the hamlet of San Peretto, the oenological history of Tommaso Bussola was born, when he began working in his uncle Giuseppe's wine farm.
From the beginning he was able to impose his will to enhance the absolute quality of the wines produced, through careful and careful practices both in the vineyard and in the cellar, so much so that he became a great interpreter, as well as a point of reference for the appellation.
With a very personal style of combining precision and elegance with the extraction richness and management of ageing woods, today, assisted by his sons Paolo and Giuseppe, he always continues to amaze, imposing himself with products of absolute and very high value.
Hills of Negrar di Valpolicella
Altitudes from 280 to 450 m asl
Exposure South-East and South-West
Vineyard age: from 10 to 50 years
Sixth of planting: Pergola Veronese and Espalier (6000 vines / Ha)
The grapes for the production of our Amarone Classico are selected in mid-September, placed in small plastic boxes and taken to the loft where it remains for 4 months to dry naturally. In January the grapes are carefully selected and pressed into special fermenters where, after about 15 days of maceration, fermentation with selected yeasts is triggered.
During the following 50 days, frequent pumping over and numerous delestages are carried out for the submersion of the skins. Drained, it is taken to a steel tank to decant from the coarsest lees. After about 20 days it is racked and taken to wood where it completes fermentation and maturation.
48 months of aging
55% second passage 500 l tonneaux
30% second passage 225 l barriques
15% 25 Hl large barrels
Amarone Classico is bottled after 4 years of aging in the cellar and remains in the bottle for 6 months before being marketed.
The production is around 20,000 bottles