2015 Rubinelli Vajol Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Appellation||Amarone della Valpolicella|
|Grape||Corvina Molinara Rondinella Sangiovese|
|Content (Alc)||0.75 ltr (16%)|
|Drink window||2023 - 2035|
Rubinelli Vajol is the new superstar. The wines are authentic and not as sweet as one too often tries to do. James suckling writes in his report about the Valpolicella: " Rubinelli Vajol Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2019, which comes from a producer that is arguably the new superstar of the style. " and from WineMag 2023, Rubinelli Vajol gets the maximum recognition namely: Italian Winery of the year 2023
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". With the five classic Valpolicella wines, the RUBINELLI family is the only producer of these. With the charming manor house, the cellars, the village of Vajol, the landscape covered with vineyards delimited by brick walls and lovingly decorated with olive trees, cherry blossoms and almond trees, the Rubinelli Vajol winery captures the very essence of the classic beauty of Valpolicella. The sublime wines of this winery contain a sweet secret: the grapes have been stored for a while in the heart of Valpolicella, where they ripen slowly and quietly in the valley, kissed by the sun and protected by the rolling hills.
The selected grapes are aged/dried in baskets for four months, after which they are fermented between January and February at a controlled temperature. Rubinelli then gives the wine all the time it needs in large oak barrels for a period of at least 36 months and then the wine is bottle-aged for another 2 years before this top amarone comes on the market. At Rubinelli they make authentic amarones with a nice freshness in which fruit predominates and not the sugars.
In the glass, the Rubinelli Vajol Amarone della Valpolicella Classico has a crimson color with bright intense ruby red reflections. On the nose we get an instant explosion of cherry, sour cherry, ripe red fruit, blueberry, undergrowth, orange peel and flowers mixed with elegant aromatic spices, tobacco, dark chocolate, coffee, liquorice and pepper. After some time in the glass, the aromas evolve towards oriental spices. On the palate, the wine is perfectly balanced and rewards the palate with velvety warmth. Full bodied but supported by freshness and fine tannins and many amarones cannot say this. Fruit and spices keep coming back. The finish is well balanced with intriguing mineral notes.
The Rubinelli Vajol Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is a wine to enjoy and almost meditative. The wine is only made in the good years and all bottles are numbered. Without a doubt an excellent accompaniment to 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 or carafe the bottle some time (2 hours) before serving. The Rubinelli Amarone is as a good amarone should be. No excess of sugar but elegant fruit. Suckling also writes this in his review (94/100): ".....As always, this is an elegant Amarone.." Parker writes: "In fact, this Amarone is more tapered and streamlined than most"
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 one of the most beautiful parts of the Veneto. In the Vajol, the winery has a unique position because all vineyards are located around the winery (unlike many others (read most) that have plots in the entire 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 Alpine mountains. The soil is very calcareous, ideal for moderating the natural vigor of the vines. Limestone also has spongy properties: the capacity to retain water for long periods of time, only letting it through when the plants need it. This keeps the grapes well hydrated at all times. The soil is thin but rich in organic matter that allows the vines to live in perfect nutritional balance. This harmony is found in the quality of the wines that are always elegant and a full expression, both in their aroma and on the palate, of their rich polyphenolic multiplicity. Rubinelli Vajol wines are born in the ground even before they reach the wine cellar; they are gifts of nature and of the formation of land structures in the Conca del Vajol.
FACT: In the Tab: Appendix you will find the official fact sheet of this fine wine. We will automatically send it to you when you order this wine. The wine is in our conditioned Wine Warehouse and if you come to pick up the wine you will also receive a nice discount.
Enchanting beauty from the heart of Valpolicella
The vineyards of the Italian winery Rubinelli Vajol are located in the heart of Valpolicella in the famous Veneto region. With the charming country house, 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, winery Rubinelli Vajol captures the very essence of the classic beauty of Valpolicella. The sublime wines of this winery hold a sweet secret: the grapes were stored for a time in the heart of Valpolicella, where they ripen slowly and in peace in the valley, kissed by the sun and protected by the rolling hills. In the cool cellar built into the side of the mountain, the grapes are given ample time to rest and enjoy dreamily in large oak barrels.
The history of Rubinelli Vajol winery begins with Gaetano Rubinelli, the founder of a family that has lived in Valpolicella for generations. After projecting and constructing the Chievo Dam along the Adige River, thus supplying electricity to all Veronese industries at the turn of the century, Gaetano bought Rubinelli, fascinated by its perfect location and location in the heart of Valpolicella , the beautiful farmlands. Over the years, the Rubinelli family decided to start their own wine production, thus fulfilling their dream of expressing the delicacy and excellence of their country in their product! High-quality grapes thanks to growth and ripening in an ideal environment: the soil, the sun, the mild climate and the gentle breeze of Conca del Vajol.
According to the winery, the excellence of wine comes from the beautiful country. The area is located between the 1000 year old Pieve di San Floriano and San Pietro in Cariano, the main municipality of the Valpolicella, where the Vajol farmland unfolds visually in a beautiful valley of 10 hectares of south-facing vineyards: a perfect harmony of rolling fields and hills with the house, the wine cellar and the fruttaio (drying lofts) in the middle. The northern fields border on the territory of Comune di Fumane and Marano.
All grapes come exclusively from the fields around Corte Sant'Anna, this gives a special uniqueness to the wine and makes it unmistakable: wine that was born on tuff. Once this area was 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 Alpine mountains. The soil is very calcareous, ideal for moderating the natural vigor of the vines. Limestone also has spongy properties: the ability to retain water for long periods of time passes 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 that are always elegant and fully express, both in their aroma and on the palate, their rich polyphenolic multiplicity. Rubinelli Vajol wines are born in the ground before they even reach the wine cellar; they are gifts from nature and from the formation of land structures in the Conca del Vajol.
The soil has a medium texture and is calcareous and tufty with a good clay presence, mainly on the downward slopes, and a moderate presence of skeletal fragments in the hills. The bottom is deep in the lower parts of the estate and of varied depth in the higher parts. The terrain's orography varies from flat to hilly. The vineyards receive water naturally, even in the driest seasons, absorbing the necessary amount of groundwater flowing a few meters below the fields of Conca del Vajol. The presence of this water is also demonstrated by the still active natural spring, which is quoted as 'the source of Vajol' in an official document from 1635.
The most commonly planted grapes are Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella, as well as a small amount of Molinara and Oseleta.
Wijnhuis Rubinelli Vajol works with great respect for nature and the environment. To protect the environment, the health of the consumer and their own, all weed killers and synthetic fertilizers have therefore been eliminated. These have been replaced by mechanical weeding and green manures in order to respect the natural characteristics of the site and to bring it up even better. In addition, a system of sowing is used in which, at the time of flowering, more than 20 herbaceous and legume-like extracts are sown between the rows and the surrounding soil, so that an increase in organic matter is created. Harvesting is done manually only, after which the grapes are directly pressed manually. The grapes for amarone, and for other wines from dried grapes, are always picked first. An intensive job because each truss is only really picked when it is fully ripe and is then carefully laid to rest.
The winery produces only numbered bottles of the 5 classic Valpolicella wines: amarone, ripasso, valpolicella classico superiore, valpolicella classico and recioto. All these 5 wines contain the 5 native grapes of Valpolicella: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Molinara and Oseleta according to the oenologist of the winery Enrico Nicolis. The polyphony of flavors and aromas of the 5 local vine varieties is exclusively protected in large oak barrels from France and the Croatian region of Slavonia. During the long period of refinement, these barrels provide just the right balance of wood, preserving and enhancing the intense full aromas. Only barrels of 30 or 50 hl are used to obtain unique, elegant wines.
About their working method, the fantastic and authentic winery also states: "Every choice we make, everything we do in the fields or in the wine cellar, is dedicated to the ideas and inspiration of Prof. Roberto Ferrarini, of whom we have almost everything heard what there is to know about the excellence of wine. "
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|Type of Wine||Red|
|Appellation||Amarone della Valpolicella|
|Grape||Corvina, Molinara, Rondinella, Sangiovese|
|Drinking as of||2023|
|James Suckling rating||94|
|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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