Pieropan, Ruberpan Valpolicella Superiore, 2018
Region: Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 65% Corvina , 30% Rondinella/Corvinone, 5% Other Native Red Varieties
Notes: Certified Organic
Brilliant ruby red in colour, this wine has a bouquet full of typical cherry and strawberry fruit. The palate continues with complex layers of beautiful fruit notes and finishes with a spicy character. Ruberpan is ready to drink now but also has the potential to age well. Ruberpan is made from fresh grapes rather than the traditional dried or ripasso styles.
In 1999, the Pieropan family bought uncultivated land on the hill of Garzon, which is 400 metres above sea level in Cellore Illasi in. The Illasi valley is to the west of Soave, and has long been known for the quality of its Valpolicella. Pieropan planted vines in 2000. The vineyard is south-facing with good exposure that ensures excellent ripening of the Valpolicella varieties (Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and Croatina). The limestone and clay soil and the windy and dry micro-climate are all ideal conditions for the production of rich yet fine and elegant wines. The vines are trained using the guyot system, with 5,800 vines per hectare. The vineyard is certified organic.