Valpolicella DOC Classico Superiore: which one to choose?
Are you curious and passionate about red wines? Discover with us which is your favorite Valpolicella Superiore!
Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella, with small percentages of other indigenous varieties, give rise to very different wines.
Today let’s talk about Valpolicella wine, a very authentic expression of the local enologic tradition which acquires its name from the same denomination area where it was born, the Valpolicella DOC.
A typical characteristic of the wines produced in the Valpolicella DOC is versatility, due to the specific area of origin of their grapes, the different soils where the vines grow, the altitude of the vineyards, the microclimatic variations and different sun exposures.
Do you know which are the differences between Valpolicella wine and Valpolicella Superiore wine?
According to our interpretation the main differences between the two wines are:
- the highest alcohol content of Valpolicella Superiore
- its lower acidity
- its greater roundness
- its extracts and the phenolic substances, coming from an aging of at least one year in oak cask or in bottle.
If the grapes come from the vineyards of historical municipalities like Marano di Valpolicella, Negrar di Valpolicella, Fumane, Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella and San Pietro in Cariano we can also talk about Valpolicella Superiore DOC “Classico”.
So, selected grapes, one year in bottle and a characteristic ruby color, with intense red fruity aromas, especially cherry and plum hints, some floral notes of violet and slight spicy flavour of black pepper, make this wine one of the most typical interpretation of this region.
Good texture, good combination between aromas, flavours and taste sensations: the Domìni Veneti Valpolicella DOC Classico Superiore is a good wine, well balanced structure and body, acidity and tannins.
We suggest you to pair it with traditional Veronese dishes, such as lasagna with ragout and homemade tortelloni with Monte Veronese cheese, but it is also excellent with local cured meats such as soppressa veneta and garlic salami.
Here are some prizes and awards:
Decanter World Wine Awards
Decanter World Wine Awards
Sélections Mondiales de Vins Canada
International Wine Challenge
Do you prefer tasting a more complex combination of aromas and a higher alcohol content?
We suggest you a very fine and elegant super Valpolicella: the Valpolicella DOC Classico Superiore Verjago.
Before all let’s take a step back in time remembering that 2004 was a good vintage with ideal conditions for drying grapes. The right moment to develop a new wine project, as while we where becoming aware of the impact to select grapes before crushing them, the concept of withering was changing at the same time.
From an oenological point of view, during the drying process, in the first 40 days, dehydration and sugar concentration phenomena prevail, rather than the biochemical transformation which takes place later, with the attack of the Noble Botrytis which develops in Amarone and Recioto the particular aromatic complexity.
We suggest you the Valpolicella DOC Classico Superiore Verjago Domìni Veneti.
The name Veriacus indicated the valley of Negrar in the Middle Ages. Verjago is an extraordinary Valpolicella in which the elegance and conviviality which are typical of this wine find their true and most complete expression.
It is the result of the Quality Project, a multi-year research project led by Domìni Veneti which focused on the micro-areas of the Negrar valley. Only the best grapes are selected from the hilly vineyards, and after the manual harvest in crates they are left to dry for 40 days in special drying rooms. Then a careful winemaking process is carried out and the wine is left to age in barrels, then in bottles. The result is a Super Valpolicella, noble and captivating.
Verjago is also enriched by a very special blend of different varieties of grape like:
- Corvina 40%
- Corvinone 15%
- Swallow 25%
- Croatina 15%
- Oseleta 5%
This wine reminds us the ancient custom in Valpolicella to crush dried grapes at the end of the hand made harvest, 40 days after on average. In this short period grapes naturally get dry and more concentrated in sugar.
It was produced after the international success of Ripasso wine to offer a very high quality and fine Valpolicella interpretation. In fact, the short drying of the grapes (40 days) and the long maturation in large oak casks give to this Super Valpolicella all the original fruit flavours with the scent of ripe cherries and a complex and spicy parfume enhancing, at the main time, many characteristics like vanilla, chocolate, coffee, tobacco. A very warm, smooth, fine and elegant wine for your dinners!
Domìni Veneti continues its journey of discovery and characterization of the terroirs with the interpretation of another
Discover the 2017 vintage characterized by a limited quality production and excellent maturation!
Pruviniano Collection was born from the desire to enhance the land and wines produced with the grapes grown in the Marano di Valpolicella valley, the heart of the Classico area, called Pruviniano valley until 1177.
Valpolicella DOC Classico Superiore Collezione Pruviniano expresses a great potential for aging over time. It is a dry red wine with a subtle elegance and a spiciness that reflects its origin from the valley of Marano. The vines are located in the hamlet of Prognol, on dry terraces. The altitude from 200 to 250 metres, on average, with a good southeast and southwest sun exposure. The soil is silty-clayey and sometimes calcareous while the most widespread training system is both the traditional espalier and Veronese pergoletta.
Ruby red color, fruity aromas of cherry, black currant and red fruits, floral violet and spicy pepper, nutmeg, ginger with a fresh taste, lively, dry and long finish.
Excellent with traditional veronese first courses and cured meats, it is undoubtedly an authentic Valpolicella Superiore that cheers the senses. Fresh and dry with a good finish thanks to the right balance and fine tannins: an ideal wine during all seasons.
In a continuous process of constant research since 1989, Domini Veneti started a “Quality Project” by identifying some particularly suitable areas and vines of the Valpolicella Classico region to select the best grapes.