Valpolicella DOC Classico Superiore “Rafael” by Tommasi
The Valpolicella Classico Superiore “Rafaèl” is a red wine with lots of character and personality. The sip is intense and round, thanks also to the aging period spent in wooden barrels; on the nose there is a progression of wide and colorful aromas, which from red fruit reach balsamic nuances, closing on slightly toasted and spicy tones.
This Valpolicella Classico by Tommasi originates from an excellent blend of both native and international red grape varieties. Next to Corvina, which leads the blend with 60%, we find Cabernet Franc and Oseleta, grown in a vineyard located near the small town of San Pietro in Cariano, nicknamed ‘Rafaèl’. The must, obtained from the soft pressing of the berries, ferments at a controlled temperature of 25-30 degrees, macerating on the skins for 8 days. It then proceeds with the refinement, carried out in Slavonian oak barrels with a capacity of 65 hectoliters for a period of 15 months before bottling.
The wine has a deep and concentrated ruby red colour. On the nose there is a good complexity, in which fruity and floral notes alternate with nuances of balsamic herbs, which emerge towards the finish. On the palate it is full-bodied, characterized by a concentrated and pleasant sip, in which the tannins are soft and enveloping; it has a good persistence. A Superiore by Tommasi that goes well with grilled meats and first courses from Valpolicella.