Valpolicella Classico Superiore I Cantoni Novaia 2016

This cru of Valpolicella has clear and intense perfume, with hints of red berries, together with spices and notes recalling dried grapes.
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TypeRed Wines
Wine zoneValpolicella
Appellation or VineValpolicella Classico D.O.C.
CompositionCorvina (50%), Rondinella (30%), Corvinone (20%)
Alcoholic Content14
Bottle typeBordolese
Content (cl)75
Glass typeChianti Classico
This Valpolicella is made with corvina, corvinone and rondinella grapes picked during the last ten days of September from "I Cantoni" Novaia vineyard, a hilly vineyard (280-300 meters above sea level) located in Novaia, Marano di Valpolicella (Verona). Grapes undergo a natural over-ripening in a traditional hilly cellar (400 meters above sea level) for arounf one month. This wine ages for 24 months in barrique and 12 month in bottles. The colour is deep ruby red. it has a clear and intense perfume with hints of red berries, together with spices and notes recalling dried grapes. It shows a good alcoholic content, medium-low acidity, medium tannic features and good roundness. A wine with body and structure, tasty, persistent and with good balance.

The producer

Novaia is located in one of the most suggestive and luxurious areas of Alta Valpolicella, on the top of a gentle and sunny hill and on the left of the Marano Valley. At Novaia they adopt century-old traditions passed down over the years: already in 1908 the Modern Industrial Fair of the city of Verona awarded Paolo Vaona the Grand Prix and Gold Medal Diploma for the wines he produced. Today Cesare and Gianpaolo Vaona, with their sons, perpetuate his ancient tradition. The winery is run according to modern and yet ancient and traditional winemaking techniques, vineyards have been replanted to valoryze the tipical varieties and and many studies concerning drying grapes have been made.

Best with

Tradition recommends typical Italian appetizers, pasta, rice and country soups, dishes with truffle, grilled, roasted or braised red meat, poultry, roast lamb, stewed vegetables, hard and semi-hard cheese with medium-long ripening, tasty but not strong. Very pleasant with rare cooked meat. The cuisine of Veneto recommends "Lardo e Sopressa veronese", "Paparele in brodo coi fegadini", "Risotto veronese" and "Risotto con il tastasal", "Polenta e Bogoni", "Fasoi imbogonè con le codeghe", "Radecio rosso ai ferri o scotà en teia".

How to serve it

The wine should be served at 18°C. The best glasses to use are clear, transparent crystal goblets.

How to keep

When well preserved it can enhance all its features till ten years following vintage. It is advisable to store bottles horizontally in a cool and dark place with constant humidity and temperature.


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