CAPITEL NICALO’ VALPOLICELLA DOC

SUPERIORE

This wine is made from red grape varieties grown on the Moraine Hills in the heart of Valpolicella. This wine is made in a traditional Veronese manner: drying of the grapes. The effect is partial dehydration: the grapes, placed in crates for about one month, lose about 8-10 % of their weight. This water loss naturally enriches the sugar contents of the grapes, their dry extract, and the colour of the wine. This is a fruity and soft wine, offering freshness and good drinkability: in honor of our ancestor (Niccolò) a pleasing wine for all gastronomic delights.

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Description

Vineyard Notes

Soil: moraine clay and limestone of moraine origin.
Vine density: 5500 vines per hectare.
Vineyard age: 20 years.
Cultivation: Guyot.
Pruning: 12 buds/plant.
Production: 9000 kg/hectare.
Grape varieties: 35% Corvina, 35% Corvinone, 20% Rondinella, 10% Rossignola, Oseleta, Negrara, Dindarella.

Winemaking Technique

Grape harvest: end of September, beginning of October.
Grapes drying in fruit storage structure: 1 month.
Alcoholic fermentation and maceration: 14 days/temperature 23-25° C.
Malolactic fermentation
Ageing: in Slavonian oak barrel for 1/1,5 years.
Bottling and bottle ageing: 6 months.

Description Of The Wine

Color: strong ruby red. Clear and transparent.
Bouquet: intense and elegant: fruit aroma (currants, black cherries) with the vanilla and tobacco of Slavonian oak.
Flavor: good body, good structure, lively acidity and alcohol content well balanced with tannins. The after taste confirms the notes in the bouquet.
A complex and elegant wine.
Suited for ageing: 10 years.
Combinations: can be enjoyed throughout the meal, from pasta to cheeses.
Serve at: 16° C.

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Prizes

Annata/Vintage 2019

Winescritic.com 2021 93
James Suckling, June 30, 2021 92
Vini d’Italia Gambero Rosso 2022 2 Bicchieri
Bibenda 2022 4 Grappoli
I Vini di Veronelli 2022 88

Annata/Vintage 2018

Vintage Assessments – Michael Vaughan’s Nov. 28th 91 (Best Value)
I Migliori Vini Italiani Luca Maroni 91
WineAlign.com (Dec. 2020) 89
Vini Buoni D’Italia Touring Club 2021 4 stelle
Vini d’Italia Gambero Rosso 2021 2 bicchieri
Vinetia 2021 – www.vinetia.it 3 Rosoni
Vini d’Italia Cernilli Doctorwine 2021 88
I Vini di Veronelli 2021 88

Annata/Vintage 2017

www.winescritic.com – R. Vecchione 91
Falstaff Valpolicella Trophy 2019 90
James Suckling 1 Sep.2019 90
Christopher Waters The Globe and Mail 90
Vinous Febr. 25,2021 89
Vini d’Italia Gambero Rosso 2020 2 glasses
Bibenda 2020 3 grappoli
I Vini di Veronelli 2020 88

Annata/Vintage 2016

Vini Buoni d’Italia Touring Club Italiano 2019 (Corona del pubblico) Corona ****
Vini d’Italia Gambero Rosso 2019 2 glasses
I Vini di Veronelli 2019 88**
Bibenda 2019 3 grappoli

Annata/Vintage 2015

Falstaff Valpolicella Trophy Feb 2018 90
Wine Spectator Web Only 2018 88
Guida Vitae (Associazione Italiana Sommelier) 3 stelle
Vini d’Italia Gambero Rosso 2018 2 bicchieri
I Vini di Veronelli 2018 88 **
Decanter May 2018 87

Annata/Vintage 2014

Vini d’Italia Gambero Rosso 2017 2 bicchieri
I Vini di Veronelli 2017 89/100
NatalieMacLean 90/100
Wine Spectator Web only 2017 87/100
Bibenda 2017 3 grappoli

Annata/Vintage 2013

Wine Spectator 2015 88/100

Annata/Vintage 2012

Vini d’Italia Gambero Rosso 2015 2 bicchieri
I Vini de l’Espresso 2015 16/20
I Vini di Veronelli 2015 89/100
Bibenda 2015 3 grappoli

Annata/Vintage  2011

Snooth Sept 29, 2014 89/100
Annata/Vintage  2010
I vini di Veronelli 2013 88/100
I Vini de l’Espresso 2012 16/20
Gambero Rosso 2013 2 bicchieri
Bibenda AIS 2013 3 grappoli

Annata/Vintage 2008

Gambero Rosso 2011 2 bicchieri rossi
Bibenda AIS 2013 3 grappoli
I Vini di Veronelli 2011 89/100
I Vini de l’Espresso 2011 15/20

Annata/Vintage 2007

Gambero Rosso 2010 2 bicchieri
Duemilavini AIS 2010 3 grappoli
Le Guide de l’Espresso 2010 15,5/20
I Vini di Veronelli 2010 88/100

Annata/Vintage 2006

Duemilavini AIS 2009 3 grappoli
Gambero Rosso 2009 2 bicchieri
I Vini de l’Espresso 2009 14/20

Annata/Vintage 2005

Gambero Rosso 2008 2 bicchieri
Le Guide de l’Espresso 2008 15/20
Guida dei vini Italiani 2008 Luca Maroni 83/100
Le Guide de l’Espresso 2010 15,5/20

Annata/Vintage 2003

I Vini di Veronelli 2006 88/100
Duemilavini AIS 2006 3 grappoli
I Vini de l’Espresso 2006 14,5/20
Annuario dei migliori Vini Italiani 2006 Luca Maroni 81/100
Gambero Rosso 2006 1 bicchiere

Annata/Vintage 2001

I Vini di Veronelli 2005 90/100
Duemilavini AIS 2005 4 Grappoli
Gambero Rosso 2005 (Oscar qualità prezzo) 2 bicchieri
Guida dei Vini Italiani 2005 Luca Maroni 79/100
Decanter 2004 Recommendations

Label

 

Nicolò Tedeschi, one of the family’s ancestors and a character of recognized ability and moral stature, purchased a few vineyards in 1824. This wine, produced since 1984, is dedicated to him. For this label,
Tedeschi has chosen to highlight the typical process of grape drying. Given that the drying process for this wine is shorter than the one for the Amarone, the label shows a silver berry rather than a gold one. In the production of the Capitel Nicalò, the noble local grape varieties are able to express within a brief but intense period a remarkable character that provides intense and complex fruit notes.

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