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Violent Hailstorms hit Valpolicella Vineyards

September 3, 2020

Decanter’s Aldo Fiordelli reports on the recent hailstorms that have destroyed vineyards near Verona. The areas in the lower-lying, non-Classico areas of Valpolicella were hit the hardest, leaving producers with few possibilities to harvest.

The report includes an interview with Giancarlo Tommasi, winemaker and agronomist of the Tommasi winery, who said, “We were lucky enough, as in Sant’Ambrogio, from where we select the grapes for Amarone and Ripasso, we had a lot of rain and wind yet not any significant damage […] Here in Pedemonte, where we have the corporate headquarters, the hail hit the vineyards yet not in a dramatic way. Over the 215 hectares of the estate, at the moment just one hectare will not be harvested.”

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    Tommasi has proudly presided over Italy’s Veneto region for over 120 years, with wines that are both renowned for their superior quality and consistently regarded as reference points for their respective appellations. As one of the single most influential producers in Italy, the winery is committed to sustainable practices and continues to craft each wine from 100% estate-owned vineyards.