EUPOSIA - LA RIVISTA DEL VINO
Valpolicella superiore CLASS IS COMING BACK by Giulio Bendfeldt These are our notes on tasting this new entry that intrigued the tasters reaching high points both with the amarone and the valpolicella classico superiore. Rubinelli is an important name in the history of Verona: Gaetano at the begining of 1900 designed the dam on the Adige river that supplied the electricity necessary to the new industries of the city. He bought a piece of land in valpolicella and began to make wine followed in this activity by his heirs.A little more than 9 hectars located in a large valley with a south exposure, with a perfect insulation all day long. Cultivation is old pergola veronese and new guyot style. All different varieties of classical valpolicella:corvinone, corvina,molinara, rondinella,oseleta e croatina. Quick drying, twenty days in the fruit cellar and then the crushing. Steel and then immediately big barrel. Only two the wines are produced: the superiore and the amarone. Of the first, we notice the fruity notes of power and character noticeable starting with the nose: dark cherry, the classic “ durone” of Verona, then raspberry and an hint of slightly dry plum. It lingers in the mouth, spreading around, supported by good acidity and a final touch of sweet tobacco and spices.