2015 Rubinelli Vajol Recioto della Valpolicella Classico DOCG
Rubinelli Vajol is the new superstar. The wines are authentic and not as sweet as one often tries to do in the Valpolicella. James suckling writes in his report about the Valpolicella: " Rubinelli Vajol Valpolicella Classico Superiore 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 2015 Rubinelli Vajol Recioto della Valpolicella Classico is a blend of 50% Corvina, 25% Corvinone, 15% Rondinella, 5% Molinara, 5% Oseleta. The selected grapes are kept for five months in the tuff cave where the natural drying process takes place. In February, the grapes undergo a fermentation and maceration process at a controlled temperature. Followed by aging in small barrels for about 10-12 months and then the wine remains in Rubinelli cellars for at least another year.
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.
In the nose, this amazing red (dessert) wine has character and personality. Unlike many masses of Recioto, this Rubinelli has been given enough time and warmth for the grapes to slowly ripen on the vines on the sunny hills in the Vajol grand cru area of Valpolicella and has been given enough time to rest after which the best selected bunches are allowed to drying and just the right moment to finally let the wine mature dreamily in a single oak barrel from which 5000 bottles are made. Each bottle is numbered.
The Recioto della Valpolicella Classico by Rubinelli Vajol offers a very spicy and exotically scented bouquet. You get aromas of Indian wood and the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul. Dried plums and spicy Spanish cedar are followed by tobacco, dried leather and candied fruit with a mouthfeel that is sweet and generous. This wine represents the same blend of grapes as in the Amarone della Valpolicella Classico. The Recioto is the sweet essence of the land, as exquisitely unforgettable as an endless love poem, where Conca del Vajol is the seal of an exclusive creation, a timeless nectar to savor always. The great thing about this Recioto is that despite the sweetness, there are also nice fresh acids present, which also makes this wine look like a well-made port wine.
Serving suggestions: The harmonious bouquet, freshness and sweet taste make this wine an ideal companion for any special occasion. Perfect with very matured, strongly flavored or veined cheeses. Favorite as a dessert wine. Particularly suitable for cakes, almond cantucci biscuits, extra dark chocolate. Excellent, especially neat as an aperitif before dinner or as a sweet ending after dinner. A meditation wine.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Appellation||Amarone della Valpolicella|
|Grape||Corvina, Molinara, Rondinella, Sangiovese|
|Drinking as of||2022|
|Tasting Profiles||Fruity, Lightly sweet, Red fruit, Flexible, Full|
|Drink moments||Cadeau!, Open haard, Romantisch|