Novaia Valpolicella Classico Superiore I Cantoni 2016

Type: Red
Country: Italy
Region: Veneto
Grape Variety: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Rating: 90 Robert Parker Points

Climate: Mild climate with a strong temperature range between day and night and the almost total fog absence during the year, make this area an interesting ecological niche
Terroir: The 20 years old vineyard is 400m above sea level in Valpolicella Classica, mainly exposed to south/south-east, with a volcanic soil interspersed with layers of limestone
Winemaking: Grapes are manually picked in the last week of September. Destemming and soft crushing of grapes. Fermentation with indigenous yeasts at controlled temperature in oak truncated-cone vats for 7/8 days. Pre-fermentative maceration at controlled temperature. Daily pumpings and delestage. Malolactic fermentation in wood until completion. Batonage on own yeasts in oak barrels. The wine aged 18 months in barrel and 4 months in bottle.

Color: Deep ruby red
Nose: Clear and intense aroma with fruity hues of red fruits, together with notes of spices
Palate: Medium-low acidity, medium tannic features and good roundness. A full-bodied, structured, sapid, persistent, well-balanced wine

About the Winery:
In one of the most suggestive corners of the High Valpolicella Classica, on the top of a soft hill, the NOVAIA Estate Winery, located in the large 15th-century manor house, dominates the Marano Valley and the plain that separates it from the ancient Roman city of Verona.

In the Marano Valley, a particularly suited place to the cultivation of vines, from the 19th century to the present the Vaona Family cultivates their lands and passes the ancient winemaking tradition of fine Classic wines: today the Valpolicella, Ripasso, Recioto and Amarone.

The Marano Valley, situated in the heart of the High Valpolicella Classica, has geo-morphological, soil, water and climatic characteristics such that it is the ideal place for vine cultivation and for the subsequent grape drying process.

The mild climate, the strong temperature range between day and night and the almost total fog absence during the year, make this area an interesting ecological niche. This territory is suitable for yielding rich in aromas, sapid, full-bodied wines with great quality and longevity

The estate has a surface of 10 hectares, 7 of which with vineyards and 3 with olive groves. The vineyards are hilly, at an altitude between 250 and 400 meters above sea level, with south/south-east exposure.

The soils are marly-calcareous, interspersed with basaltic and tufaceous layers, with low fertility, particularly suitable for the cultivation of important red-berried vines: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and the ancient native varieties Oseleta, Turchetta and Molinara.

Novaia is Organically Certified: in the estate and in the cellar the management is eco-friendly, organic and eco-sustainable, a healthy habitat rich in biodiversity represents a fundamental heritage ​​for the Novaia lands and wines. The wines are healthy with authentic, elegant and structured aromas, with a great identity and a deep bond with the territory.

The Vaona Family follows and personally takes care of the entire production chain: from the cultivation of the vine to the manual selection and harvesting of the grapes, to the drying in the fruit cellar, to winemaking, to the refinement of wines and wood reserves.