IL TABARRO 2010

Valpolicella Classico Superiore

The Tabarro is Valentina Cubi’s effort to show Valpolicella Classico Superiore in a different light. We selected the best grapes, which we carefully vinified without using the conventional ripasso technique, to allow the terroir to express itself without any adornment.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Grape varieties: Corvinone and Corvina with tiny quantities of Rondinella and Molinara.
Vineyard area: The grapes were grown in the estate’s own vineyards, Monte Tenda, Monte Crosetta and Rass, all of which are located in the hills of the cummunes of Fumane and San Pietro in Cariano. The average density of these vineyards is between 3000 and 5000 vines/ha and are both guyot as well as classic pergola trained. The vines are planted on poor soils with a high rock content. Since 2011 the vineyards have been in organic conversion.
Yield: 55 hl/ha.
Training system: Guyot, double pergola, single pergola.
Harvest Date: The grapes were hand harvested from mid-September until the second half of October.
Vinification: The grapes were handharvested and fermented in tronconic stainless steel tank, while regular remontage was used as main extraction method. The wine remained for 10 days on the skin before it was racked off.
Elevage: To highlight Iltabarro’s purity and elegance, it was decided to age the wine in large 35hl Slavonian oak casks only, in which in stayed for more than 18 months. After bottling the wine was aged for several months in the estate’s cellar before being released onto the market.

ANALYTICAL DATA

Alcohol content: 13%
Total acidity: 5,9 g/l
Sugars: 0,63 g/l

TASTING NOTE

Pale violet ruby. Fine, elegant and fresh nose of crushed red fruits and spice. Succulent palate with a finely woven tannic structure. Drink 2012-17.