2021 Rubinelli Vajol Valpolicella Classico DOC

14.95 12.36
Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Appellation Valpolicella Classico (Superiore)
Winery Rubinelli Vajol
Year 2021
Grape Corvina Corvinone Molinara Rondinella Sangiovese
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13%)
Drink window 2022 - 2026
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The Valpolicella Classico from Rubinelli Vajol comes from the typical grape varieties for amarone, namely: 45% Corvina, 35% Corvinone, 15% Rondinella and 5% Molinara. 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 harvested manually at the end of September and immediately lightly bruised. The fermentation and maceration takes place for about 10-15 days at a controlled temperature and then stays in stainless steel for about 6-9 months to mature further. In the glass, the Valpolicella of Rubinelli is light fresh ruby red color. In the nose the beautiful fresh fresh notes of red fruit, currants and pomegranate followed by (red) cherries and delicate hints of spices. On the palate, the wine is delicate, elegant, fragrant and extremely enjoyable. We advise not to drink this wine too warm because then the wine will lose its typical freshness. This is now truly an authentic Valpolicella which is made on the fruit. Its harmonious bouquet, freshness and taste make this wine the perfect companion for pasta dishes, cold cuts (charcuterie) and perfect at the start of your meal, from aperitif to the first dish. This is also a perfect wine for a sunny day on the terrace. Slightly chilled with good company, this is an extremely well made enjoyable wine.

This wine has received several awards

Selezione migliori vini quotidiani italiani – Slow Wine 2018 e 2019 (annata 2016 e 2017)
Golden Star TCIVinibuoni d'Italia 2018 e 2019 (annata 2016 e 2017); 4 Stelle 2016 (annata 2014); 3 Stelle 2017 (annata 2015)
90 punti Annuario I migliori vini italiani Luca Maroni 2019 (annata 2017)

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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 2021
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2026
Alcohol % 13
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker 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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