2018 Rubinelli Vajol Valpolicella Classico Superiore DOC

19.45 16.07
Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Appellation Valpolicella Classico (Superiore)
Winery Rubinelli Vajol
Year 2018
Grape Corvina Corvinone Molinara Rondinella Sangiovese
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13.5%)
Drink window 2022 - 2030
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The Valpolicella Classico from Rubinelli Vajol comes from the typical grape varieties for a Valpolicella Superiore, namely: 50% Corvina, 25% Corvinone, 15% 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.

This Valpolicella Superiore is also called a mini amarone . The grapes are pressed in early November after more than a month of drying in baskets. The fermentation and maceration take place for 15-20 days at a controlled temperature after which the Superiore is allowed to mature in peace for 24-36 months in oak barrels. This is a very nice Valpolicella Superiore with a great freshness that typifies the Rubinelli wines (PH: 5.55). So no over-sweetened, heavily alcoholic wines as is often the case, but a beautiful wine with 13.5% alcohol. The Rubinelli Valpolicella Superiore has a beautiful ruby red color. In the nose you will first notice the beautiful balance with the sweet fruit and herbs. We smell black cherries, red fruits, chocolate, raisins and a hint of pepper. This is certainly a Valpolicella with a lot of character, elegance and Italian sophistication. The harmonious bouquet, the fresh and dry taste make this wine a perfect companion throughout the meal and an excellent accompaniment to roasted meats, a Risotto funghi or we a Pizza.

This wine has received several international awards:

90 point James Suckling 2019(annata 2014)

Gold 90-94,99 MeranoWineFestivalSelection, Excellence is an attitude, 2016, 2017 e 2019(Gold,annata 2015 e Red,annate 2011 e 2012)
2 Bicchieri Gambero Rosso 2015, 2016,2017, 2019, 2020 (annate2010,2011, 2012, 2014 e 2015)
2 Stelle Guida Oro Veronelli 2016 (annata 2011), 2017-2018 (annata 2012), 2019 (annata 2014) e 2020 (annata 2015)
4 Stelle TCI Vinibuoni d'Italia 2017 (annata 2012); 3 Stelle TCI Vinibuoni d'Italia 2016 e 2019 (annata 2011 e 2014)

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More Information
Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Appellation Valpolicella Classico (Superiore)
Winery Rubinelli Vajol
Grape Corvina, Corvinone, Molinara, Rondinella, Sangiovese
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2018
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2030
Alcohol % 13.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
James Suckling rating 90
Tasting Profiles Dry, Fruity, Light, Red fruit, Flexible
Drink moments Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag
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