2013 Rubinelli Vajol Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG

Rating:
100 % of 100
48.95 40.45
Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Appellation Amarone della Valpolicella
Winery Rubinelli Vajol
Year 2013
Grape Corvina Molinara Rondinella Sangiovese
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (16%)
Drink window 2021 - 2035
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The vineyards of the Italian winery Rubinelli Vajol are located in the heart of Valpolicella in the famous Veneto region. Ten hectares of vineyards in one piece of land define the "Cru VAJOL". The RUBINELLI family is the sole producer of the five classic Valpolicella wines. With the charming mansion, the cellars, the village of Vajol, the landscape covered with vineyards delineated by brick walls and lovingly decorated with olive trees, cherry blossoms and almond trees, the Rubinelli Vajol winery captures exactly the essence of the classic beauty of Valpolicella. The sublime wines of this winery contain a sweet secret: the grapes were stored for a time in the heart of Valpolicella, where they ripen slowly and peacefully in the valley, kissed by the sun and protected by the rolling hills.

Rubinelli Vajol's Amarone comes from the typical grape varieties for amarone, namely: 40% Corvina, 40% Corvinone, 10% Rondinella, 5% Molinara and 5% Oseleta. The Grand Cru vineyards of Rubinelli are located in the Vajol area and are among the most beautiful in the Veneto. In the Vajol, the winery has a unique position because all the vineyards are located around the winery (unlike many others (read most) that have plots throughout the area and the commercial amarone wineries often do not have their own vineyards and buy the majority .

All grapes come exclusively from the fields around Corte Sant'Anna, this gives a special uniqueness to the wine and makes it unmistakable: wine born on tuff. This area was once the sea - imagine a sunny bay. The soil consists of marl formed between the Mesozoic era (150 million years ago) and the Tertiary era (60 million years ago) followed by the origin of the Alps mountains. The soil is very calcareous, ideal for moderating the natural vigor of the vines. Limestone also has spongy properties: the capacity to hold water for long periods of time, allowing it to pass through only when the plants need it. This always keeps the grapes well hydrated. The soil is thin but rich in organic matter which allows the vines to live in perfect nutritional balance. This harmony is reflected in the quality of the wines, which are always elegant and are a full expression, both in their aroma and in the mouth, of their rich polyphenolic multiplicity. Rubinelli Vajol wines are born in the ground before they reach the wine cellar; they are gifts of nature and of the formation of land structures in the Conca del Vajol.

The selected grapes are matured/dried for four months in baskets after which they are fermented at a controlled temperature between January and February. Rubinelli then gives the wine all the time in large oak barrels for a period of at least 36 months and then the wine is aged for another 2 years in the bottle before this top amarone comes onto the market. At Rubinelli they make authentic amarones with a beautiful freshness in which fruit dominates and not the sugars. It is a well structured wine supported by good acidity. In the glass in a beautiful sparkling ruby red color. Nice notes on the nose with candied fruit, dried plum and dried apricot. It also has a hint of spice, leather, black pepper and cedar. The wine is spicy and has nice layers. In the mouth, the wine is velvety, balanced and elegant. This is incomparable with the commercial amarones, which often have (too) much residual sugar and which lack sufficient acidity.

This is an enjoyable wine and almost meditative. Undoubtedly excellent with stews such as an Italian brasato (roasted meat, stewed in red wine) but generally goes well with dishes with a high aromatic value. We advise you to open the bottle some time (2 hours) before serving or to decanter. The Rubinelli Amarone is as a good amarone should be. No excess of sugar but elegant fruit. Suckling also writes this in his review (93/100): ".....As always, this is an elegant Amarone.."


This wine has received several international awards:

Gold 90-94.99 MeranoWine Festival Selection,Excellence is an attitude, 2016-2019 (annata 2011 e 2013), Red (annata 2012)
94 punti James Suckling2018, 2019 (annata 2011 e 2012) e 93 punti 2020 (annata 2013)
94 punti Falstaff (annata 2012)
94 punti Silver DecanterAsia 2018(annata 2012)
93 points Gilbert&Gaillard2018 e 2019 (annata 2012 e 2013)
92 punti Annuario I migliori vini italiani Luca Maroni 2020 (annata 2013) (91 punti, annata 2012)
92 punti 3 Stelle Guida Oro Veronelli 2019(annata 2012) 2015 e 202091 punti (annata 2010 e 2013);2016,90punti (annata 2011); *** 2017 and 2018
90 Punti Robert Parker2015 e 2018 (annata 2010 e 2011)
90 Punti WineEnthusiast 2020 (annata 2012)
90 Punti 4 Viti + Selezione Vini Cupido Vitae La guida vini AIS 2020(annata 2013)
4 Rosoni Vinetia 2020 Guida AIS Vini del Veneto (annata 2013)
Gold ConcoursMondialde Bruxelles 2019 La Gran Medaglia d'Oro (annata 2012)
Gold Berliner Wine Trophy 2019 e 2020 (annata 2012 e 2013)
Gold Medal AIN Wine Challenge Asia Import Wine (annata 2012)
3 cuori JLF Merum2015/16 (2010); 3 cuori 2017/2018 top 3 su 170; 2 cuori JLF (annata 2012)
2 Bicchieri rossi Gambero Rosso 2015,2019 e 2020(annata 2010, 2012 e 2013) Edizione 2016, 2 Bicchieri (annata 2011)
2° - Top 2 Winesurfdegustazione Amarone 2019: 2° fra 67 (annata 2013) Degustazione 2018: Fra i primi 4 su 79(annata 2012)
Top 100 – L'Espresso Fra i migliori 100 vini rossi d'Italia e fra i migliori 8 Amaroni (annata 2013)
Top 99 – Fra le migliori 99 cantine al mondo – Wine-Times 2016 di H.Knall (annata 2012)
Top 89 – Fra i migliori 89 vini italiani - Vino da Oscar – 4 stelle****Winesurf2018 (annata 2012)
Silver IWC 2015 e2018(annata 2010 e 2012)
SilverIWSC2017 e 2018 (annata 2011 e 2012)
Premio Verona Wine Top (annata 2012)
Top 100 – Fra i primi100 – Guida ai vini di Verona 2018 (annata 2012)
BronzeDecanter 2016 e 2018 (annata 2011 e 2012)
Commended IWC 2016 (annata 2011)
4 Stelle TCI Vinibuoni d'Italia 2016, 2017 e 2019 (annata 2011 e 2012)

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Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Appellation Amarone della Valpolicella
Winery Rubinelli Vajol
Grape Corvina, Molinara, Rondinella, Sangiovese
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2013
Drinking as of 2021
Drinking till 2035
Alcohol % 16
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 90
James Suckling rating 93
Tasting Profiles Complex, Dry, Fruity, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Red fruit, Flexible, Full
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard, Romantisch
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