02.07.2020 De Buris Tour

A journey through the places that make up De Buris, together with the winemaker Giancarlo Tommasi and Piergiorgio Tommasi. A select group of customers was able to immerse themselves in the luxury of the time of De Buris: from the vineyard, passing through Villa De Buris, and ending in the magical atmosphere of Piazza dei Signori in the heart of Verona at the Caffè Dante Bistrot for a dinner conducted by the director Giampaolo Spinelli .


Winemaking

Discovering the potential of a single vineyard, of a terroir that is unique in its extraordinary quality and which enshrines the history and traditions of the Valpolicella zone, then transforming it into a wine which, with its respect for nature and perfect harmony with the rhythm of the seasons, represents the beginning of a renaissance for Amarone.


The 2009 Vintage

De Buris is just the same: an underlying structure, resulting from the drying of the grapes, that is elegant and discreet but maintains a certain tension and underpins an almost choral succession of fruity and spicy notes. The result is a multi-faceted, deep, harmonious wine, but one that is easy to enjoy: it is constantly changing, so you never tire of it.
DE BURIS 2009
AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO DOC RISERVA
Corvina 65% Corvinone 24% Rondinella 5% Oseleta 6%

THE 2009 VINTAGE
Bud-break 2nd April. Flowering 22nd May. Fruit set 1st June. Véraison 10th August.

The weather in 2009 was characterized by a rather cold autumn and winter, with abundant rainfall. Average temperatures in March were slightly higher than the norm and led to an early bud-break. Vegetative growth proceeded rapidly in the spring and the weather remained generally fine throughout the summer.
There was an excellent thermal excursion in September between day- and night-time temperatures, ensuring a satisfactory accumulation of secondary metabolites (fundamental for raising the definitive quality of the grapes), and the period of the harvest was also sunny.

THE VINEYARD La Groletta, in the commune of Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella • Total area 10 hectares; selection of the grapes in the 1.9 hectares of the parcel, and from around 0.5 ha of the La Groletta cru • Altitude 250 meters above sea level • Exposure South-West: the vineyard faces Lake Garda • Characteristics of the soil: Clayey and calcareous, of medium texture and moderately stony; pH 7-7.5 Soil that has little cover vegetation, is poor in organic matter and rich in limestone, potassium, and calcium, and with low concentrations of magnesium and iron. • Vine training system Guyot, with a plant density of 6,500 vines per hectare • Average age of the vines 30 years old • Yield per hectare 6,000 kilos per hectare, with a yield of 40% in wine following the drying process Discovering the potential of a single vineyard, of a terroir that is unique in its extraordinary quality and which enshrines the history and traditions of the Valpolicella zone, then transforming it into a wine which, with its respect for nature and perfect harmony with the rhythm of the seasons, represents the beginning of a renaissance for Amarone.

HARVEST AND GRAPE DRYING Manual selection of the finest bunches, beginning on 10th September. These were placed in crates holding 7 kg each and subsequently laid one by one on bamboo mats for drying. The grapes were left to wither for 110 days in our special drying loft, where the ventilation system maintains a constant flow of air and a low level of humidity.

VINIFICATION AND MATURATION After a further selection at the end of the drying phase, the grapes were pressed in January, followed by brief cryomaceration, lasting around 10 days. Slow fermentation then took place for 30 days in oak vats, using exclusively indigenous yeasts. Malolactic fermentation was carried out once during the first year of aging in Slavonian oak casks. The wine continued its maturation for 5 years in 15-30hl casks in the ancient cellar of Villa De Buris, where it also underwent bottle-aging.

TASTING NOTES De Buris 2009 displays a bright, deep ruby red color; on the nose, it is taut and extremely fine, with the typical aromas of both sour and sweet black cherries that evolve into notes of spices and cocoa beans. On the palate it unleashes all of its personality: it offers high-toned, vibrant yet delicately velvety fruit. In spite of its concentration, it never seems heavy. Indeed, it is poised, harmonious, apparently suspended: it seems to offer a challenge to time, and its finish is interminable.

Giancarlo Tommasi, Oenologist

6739 bottles and 248 magnum of De Buris 2009 have been produced.

Data Sheet


Custodians of time

As a family and a company Tommasi works for the present and the future of Italian wine:
the name is synonymous with the history of Amarone and Valpolicella. And not only.
With wholly-owned vineyards in six wine regions spanning Italy, Tommasi is producing great wines in both well-established and up-and-coming wine appellations.
Four generations of pioneers, explorers, precursors, and above all visionaries, remain attentive to quality in every phase of production, respecting classic and traditional procedures whilst remaining open to modern experimentation.

De Buris shares this vision:
a wine, a location, and a heritage to be shared with the world.
Celebrating life.


Grape Drying

Before becoming a wine, Amarone is above all a method. Everything revolves around the drying of the grapes, called Appassimento made possible by the thick skins of the local varieties, and fundamental for concentrating and enhancing their aromas.
Every grape plays in perfect harmony: a further selection of the grapes was made before they were pressed. A ten-day cold maceration will be followed by a slow fermentation for 30 days in oak barrels, using exclusively indigenous yeasts.

Waiting is the hardest art.

6739 bottles and 248 magnum of De Buris 2009 have been produced.

Data Sheet


Grapes

De Buris is just the same: an underlying structure, resulting from the drying of the grapes, that is elegant and discreet but maintains a certain tension and underpins an almost choral succession of fruity and spicy notes. The result is a multi-faceted, deep, harmonious wine, but one that is easy to enjoy: it is constantly changing, so you never tire of it.

This is a new interpretation of a contemporary Amarone, deriving from a special place and a rare intuition in which the whole – as in a great concerto – is greater than the sum of the parts, and every sip provides a moment of suspension.

6739 bottles and 248 magnum of De Buris 2009 have been produced.

Data Sheet


Wine

“What had begun as an experiment and a challenge, the De Buris 2009 vintage carries out ten years of constant and obsessive care and attention. Discovering the potential of a single vineyard, of a terroir that is unique in its extraordinary quality and which enshrines the history and traditions of the Valpolicella zone, then transforming it into a wine which, with its respect for nature and perfect harmony with the rhythm of the seasons, represents the beginning of a renaissance for Amarone”.

– Giancarlo Tommasi

De Buris 2009 displays an ideal equilibrium, in which the exuberant power of the tannins and the fleshiness of the fruit are counterbalanced and enhanced by the wine’s aromas and freshness.

An underlying structure, resulting from the drying of the grapes, that is elegant and discreet but maintains a certain tension and underpins an almost choral succession of fruity and spicy notes. The result is a multi-faceted, deep, harmonious wine, but one that is easy to enjoy: it is constantly changing, so you never tire of it.

This is a new interpretation of a contemporary Amarone, deriving from a special place and a rare intuition in which the whole – as in a great concerto – is greater than the sum of the parts, and every sip provides a moment of suspension.

6739 bottles and 248 magnum of De Buris 2009 have been produced.

Data sheet


La Groletta

Here is the vineyard: we are in the highest part of the La Groletta vineyard, at an altitude of 250 meters, overlooking Lake Garda but also sheltered by the Lessini Mountains:
a splendid position, because the microclimate has to be just perfect.

The soil, too, is meagre and cool, optimum conditions for obtaining that ideal of quality that guided our project.

Discovering the potential of a single vineyard, of a terroir that is unique in its extraordinary quality and which enshrines the history and traditions of the Valpolicella zone, then transforming it into a wine which, with its respect for nature and perfect harmony with the rhythm of the seasons, represents the beginning of a renaissance for Amarone.

La Groletta, in the commune of Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella.
Total area 10 hectares; selection of the grapes in the 1.9 hectares of the parcel, and from around 0.5 ha of the La Groletta cru
Altitude 250 meters above sea level
Exposure South-West: the vineyard faces Lake Garda
Characteristics of the soil: Clayey and calcareous, of medium texture and moderately stony; pH 7-7.5 Soil that has little cover vegetation, is poor in organic matter and rich in limestone, potassium, and calcium, and with low concentrations of magnesium and iron.
Vine training system Guyot, with a plant density of 6,500 vines per hectare
The average age of the vines 30 years old.
Yield per hectare 6,000 kilos per hectare, with a yield of 40% in wine following the drying process

“La Groletta” vineyard ~ Something that is extraordinary cannot come from something ordinary.


Time measures man

“Homo tempus metirit, tempus hominem”. Man measures time, time measures man.
Indeed, everything we do finds its true dimension in time.
De Buris starts from significant roots and reaches every desirable destination.
Whether that is a place, a dream, or a gaze.
The purity of soul, a natural self-assurance, un unmistakable style, an innate charisma.

Time can reveal a universe;
De Buris has embarked on a unique journey,
the contemplation of Time itself

De Buris considers a great Amarone in a different light:
without prejudice or constraint, but as a free-thinking path to pure pleasure.
It cannot be possessed, nor put on display: it’s just a magical drop of time.


De Buris MMIX night

De Buris MMIX launched to the colors, sounds, aromas, and movements of the seasons. The new vintage of this exclusive cru De Buris Amarone Classico Riserva 2009⁠ was unveiled through the art of illustration, a universal vocabulary which conveys the inherent culture and terroir of this great Amarone through the cultural project “De Buris Illustre’’: were presented to 150 guests at the Mudec Milano – Museum of Culture was chosen to show the illustrations of the four seasons of De Buris Amarone by four talented artists.

A live performance representing the time and seasons introduced each course of the seasonally inspired dinner by Mudec’s executive chef Enrico Bartolini.⁠

DE BURIS OPENING PARTY 2008