(NEGRAR – VERONA) In the Valpolicella Bussola area Tommaso has been a leader for over 40 years. Red wines are produced such as Amarone della Valpolicella and Recioto della Valpolicella, two of the most famous wines of the Veneto.
Bussola Tommaso’s History and Philosophy
That Valpolicella is a very important source of high quality wines is certainly not a secret. The area of vineyards dedicated to the production of high-level wine, specifically Amarone , is about 3000 hectares, reaching about 120,000 hectoliters in a normal vintage, the equivalent of something like 13 million bottles. In such a context, it is certainly not unexpected to find large commercial and cooperative houses of great importance both in terms of commercial strength and visibility on the markets.
But there are and are, fortunately in constant growth, some of small companies that, following a craft philosophy, made of complete devotion to work and a tenacious vocation to their vineyards and wines, have obtained a truly prestigious name. And among the leaders must undoubtedly be mentioned Tommaso Bussola , who, in 2017, celebrated over 40 years of commitment and splendid bottles. In fact, everything started in the year 1977 when Bussola started working in the cellars of his uncle Giuseppe. The wines were good, but made according to the traditional canon of the time: with relatively short fermentations and aging periods, adequate but very limited, in large Slovenian oak barrels that populated the cellars of the area.
The wines of Bussola Tommaso
The experimentation of new approaches began in the 1980s, but it was in the 1990s, to be precise with the construction of its cellars, that Bussola began to radically change his attitude. The fermentations can last up to 55 days, the drying of the grapes can go on until mid-January for the grapes to be used for Amarone and even seven months for Recioto . Even the aging, which occurs with barrels and barrels of various sizes, has been widely extended and, in the case of the best wines, includes a substantial period of contact with the skins. But everything has been calculated, nothing is extreme, the wines are in fact rich, powerful, intense, but nobody can deny an equally important sweetness and roundness, a perfect finish and elegant balance.
Vigneto Alto – Amarone della Valpolicella Classico
|Appellation:||Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC|
|Grapes:||Corvina, Corvinone 75%, Rondinella 15%, Cabernet Franc, Dindarella, Croatina, Molinara 10%|
Info & Contacts Bussola Tommaso
Address: Via Mulino Turri, 30, 37024 Negrar di Valpolicella VR
Tel: +39 045 750 1740