Tommasi Amarone is a wine which can be proudly served on special occasions, particularly with roasted meat, game, and ripe cheeses. It can also be sipped after dinner, before a fireplace, or anywhere as an ideal companion to enjoyable conversation. The Tommasi Amarone ages at least three years in oak barrels and is then bottled. After bottling, the wine ages for at least another year. To produce Amarone means to embrace a labor of love which is not completed at the time of harvest but continues through the winter months. During these months the grapes are reduced in a period of “active lethargy”: that is, they seem to be still but changes are taking place that enrich them, giving them new aromas and a deeper flavor, a result of losing about 50% of their weight and concentrating the level of natural sugar. In managing the drying and vinification process it is essential that the winemaker has clearly in mind the wine which he seeks to create.