Rubinelli Vajol Ripasso Superiore – 2017


750 bottle

Winery: Rubinelli Vajol

Pure elegance meets structure and power. Balance is the key word in this lovely Ripasso!

Vineyard Designation: Valpolicella Classica

Vintage: 2016

Region: Veneto

Appellation: Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore DOC

Wine Type: Red

Varietal: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Molinara, Oseleta

Alcohol %: 14,5


SKU: RV-RIP-17 Categories: , ,

Harvest Date: Mid/End of September – by hand.

Aging: Aged in big oak casks.

Tasting Notes: On the nose, intense notes of sour cherry, red fruits, blueberry and pleasant hints of spices and rhubarb.
On the palate the wine is full, rounded, strongly structured. The high alcohol grade is perfectly balanced by velvety tannins and balsamic notes ensuring excellent drinkability. Harmonic to the taste, fresh sour cherry, perfect balance between juice and sugars. Valpolicella classic stands out for its pure elegance.

Vineyard Notes: The soil is rich in limestone, tufa and clay.

Production Notes: Select grapes are pressed 15 days after drying, fermented and macerated for 15-20 days in stainless steel at controlled temperature. Between January and February the wine is re-fermented ( ri-passo) for 5-6 days over the amarone’ s pomace bringing more structure, power and harmony than the Valpolicella classico superiore. Follows resting in big oak barrels. Typical of Valpolicella the ripasso technic has no equal in the rest of Italy.

Winemaker Notes: We only produce numbered bottles of the five Valpolicella classical wines: amarone, ripasso, valpolicella classico superiore, valpolicella classico, recioto. All of our five wines feature the five native grapes of Valpolicella classical: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Molinara and Oseleta.
The polyphony of flavours and aromas of the five local vine varieties are safeguarded exclusively in large oak barrels from France and Slavonia. During the long period of refinement these barrels lend just the right balance of wood, preserving and exalting the intense full-bodied aromas of these fruits of the land. We only use 30 or 50 hl barrels to obtain uniquely elegant wines.

Food Pairing: Excellent with hearty dishes such as pappardelle al ragù or red meat such as grilled Fiorentina. Great with pork roasted with caramelized onion and sweet fennel seeds. Best with medium aged cheeses.

Other Notes: Awards:

  • 90-94, 99 Gold Merano Wine Festival Selection, Excellence is an attitude, 2016-2018 e 2019 (Gold, annata 2015 e Red, annate 2012 e 2014)
  • 90-94 Silver Civiltà del bere 2019 wow The Italian Wine Competition Taste Terroir Tradition (annata 2015)
  • 93 points James Suckling 2021 (annata 2016); 2020 (annata 2015) e 92 points 2018 (annata 2014)
  • 93 points falstaff 2021 1° classificato (annata 2016) 2019 Valpolicella Trophy 92 points (annata 2015) 2018 91 points (annata 2014)
  • 92 points Annuario I migliori vini italiani di Luca Maroni 2021 Pocket (annata 2016); 91 points 2020 (annata 2015)
  • 91 points Decanter 2020 (annata 2015) Massimo punteggio, solo 5 ripassi su 93,
  • 90 points Silver 2015 e 2016 (annata 2012 e 2013), Bronze 2018 (annata 2014 – 2016)
  • 91 points Gilbert & Gaillard 2020 (annata 2016)
  • 4 Grappoli Bibenda (annata 2014-2016)
  • 2 Bicchieri Rossi Gambero Rosso 2016 (annata 2012) e 2 Bicchieri 2015 e 2020 e 2021 (annata 2011, 2015 e 2016)
  • Silver Medal AIN Wine Challenge Asia Import Wine (annata 2014)
  • Premio Verona Wine Top (annata 2014)
  • Top 100 – Fra i primi 100 – Guida ai vini di Verona 2018, 2019, 2020 e 2021 (annata 2014, 2015 e 2016)
  • Bronze IWC 2016 (annata 2012)
  • 2 Stelle Guida Oro Veronelli (annate 2012-2013-2014-2015-2016)
  • 4 Stelle TCI Vinibuoni d’Italia 2017-2021 (annata 2013-2016 selezione Vini da non perdere); 3 Stelle 2016 (annata 2012)
  • 17 points Jancis Robinson (annata 2015)
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