Three silver medals at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2020 for Tinazzi Winery

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Tinazzi winery has won three silver medals at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2020!

Founded in 1968, Tinazzi is a wine-making family-run company from Northern Italy with vineyards in two important Italian viticultural regions: Veneto and Puglia. Over the years, Gian Andrea Tinazzi, the founder's son, has transformed the family business from a local institution to the prominent, international group it is today. Under his leadership, the group produces high-quality traditional wines, sold in over 30 countries worldwide. Today Gian Andrea’s children, Giorgio and Francesca, help their father in managing this family business in constant growth.

Image: The Tinazzi family
Image: The Tinazzi family

Tinazzi has been exporting abroad since 1984 and, nowadays, over 90% of production is sent abroad, with particular attention to China and emergent Asian countries. The important international awards it has received are only the latest piece in their long history.

Ca’ De’ Rocchi Amarone della Valpolicella Docg “La Bastia” 2016

92 points

Grapes – Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella – are harvested in early October, taken to the Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella crushing cellar and stacked in special crates (plateaux) where they remain for the drying process until December. During this phase, grapes lose approximately 30% of their weight and sugar concentration is favoured, thereby conveying more body and structure to the wine. Crushing and destemming follows, with maceration and fermentation at a controlled temperature and ageing in 5-20-40hl French and American oak barrels for 12-24 months. A deep red colour with garnet highlights, complex aroma with notes of red fruits such as plums and cherries, spicy hints and a balsamic vein with slight traces of chocolate. Wide and articulated palate with a good structure. Particularly good with stewed, roast and braised meats. Also ideal with grilled red meat and mature cheeses.

Tinazzi Opera N°3 2017

91 points

Three characteristics, one masterpiece. Obtained from a blend of prestigious red grapes, this wine has three distinct qualities: a full body, elegance and intensity. With a deep red colour, it has an aroma of ripe red fruits with spicy notes enveloped in a hint of chocolate and liquorice. This wine, explosive on the palate with an excellent balance and persistence, is Tinazzi’s forte on all global markets. Particularly suitable with stewed, grilled and roast meats. Also ideal with very mature cheeses.

Tenuta Valleselle Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore Dop “Rovertondo” 2018

90 points

Blend of Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella, crushing and destemming is carried out in the Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella crushing cellar and is followed by fermentation and maceration at a controlled temperature. In late December, the wine obtained is added (“ripassato”) to the freshly-pressed Amarone pomace rich in sugar to convey more body and structure to the wine. Ageing is carried out in 5-20-40hl French and American oak barrels for 12 months. A bright red colour, with an aroma of plums and black cherries well integrated with spicy toasted notes. Assertive palate with a balanced tannin. Particularly suitable for autumn dishes (in Italy risotto, pasta…) and various meat dishes.

Decanter World Wine Awards event

The entire list of the wines awarded at the Decanter World Wine Awards can be viewed here.

Translated by Leo / 孔祥鑫

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