MATERNIGO VALPOLICELLA DOC

SUPERIORE

Our mapping of the soils in the large Maternigo property has enabled us to identify certain plots of land that, due to the characteristics of their terrain, their exposures and the results given by the vines, have revealed themselves to be real crus. One of these is the Impervio vineyard, so called because of its steep slope. Impervio is characterized by the presence of white and yellow marls, particularly suitable for producing a Valpolicella with a very fresh, well-balanced style. Thanks to the innovative study of soil and plant characteristics we carried out at Maternigo, each individual vine is constantly monitored and the ripening of the fruit is checked on a daily basis: careful selection of the grapes gives rise to a wine that is both fruity and spicy, with well-modulated structure and concentration and sufficient acidity to give it good keeping potential.

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Description

Vineyard Notes

Soil: white and yellow limestone marls of moraine origin, at 400 m above sea level.
Vine density: an average of 5000 vines per hectare.
Vineyard age: 10 years.
Cultivation: Guyot.
Pruning: 10/12 buds/plant.
Production: 7000 kg/hectare.
Grape varieties: 40% Corvina, 40% Corvinone, 20% Rondinella.

Winemaking Technique

Grape harvest: overripe grapes on the plant around mid/end October.
Crushing and destemming 
Alcoholic fermentation and maceration: 20 days/temperature 20-23° C.
Maturation in 20/25 hl Slavonian oak casks: 14 months.
Final blend
Bottling and bottle ageing: 6 months.

Description Of The Wine

Color: deep ruby red, clear and bright.
Bouquet: very pronounced fruit. Notes of redcurrants, cherries and plums that give freshness to the wine and meld with mineral, ethereal, spicy and vanilla-like hints.
Flavor: rich, fresh and well-balanced fruit. The concentration of the dry extract is notable and admirably set off by considerable tannic structure, very lively acidity and a level of alcohol that ensure good ageing potential. The retro-olfactory sensations echo those on the nose. This is a long, fresh, concentrated and very elegant wine.
Suited for ageing: it has a long future ahead of it.
Combinations: red meats, game, dry-textured, mature cheeses made with low- fat milk.
Serve at: 16-18° C.

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Prizes

Annata/Vintage 2017

James Suckling July 5, 2021 91
Robert Parker Wine Advocate December 2021, week 2 91
Winescritic.com 2021 91
WOW Civiltà del Bere 2021 Gold
Vini Buoni d’Italia Touring Club Italiano 2022 4 Stars
Vini d’Italia Gambero Rosso 2022 2 Bicchieri
Bibenda 2022 4 Grappoli
I Vini di Veronelli 2022 89
Vinous Febr. 25,2021 87

Annata/Vintage 2016

Vini d’Italia Gambero Rosso 2020 3 bicchieri
www.winescritic.com – R. Vecchione 93
Falstaff Valpolicella Trophy 2019 92
Weinzeitung September 2021 17/20
James Suckling 1 Sep.2019 89
Vini d’Italia Cernilli Doctorwine 2020 91
I Vini di Veronelli 2020 90
Vini Buoni d’Italia Touring Club Italiano 2020 Corona – 4 stars
The WineHunter Award Rosso
Bibenda 2020 4 Grappoli

Annata/Vintage 2015

Decanter January 2019 95
James Suckling Nov. 2018 92
Wine Spectator Oct 15,2019 90
Robert Parker – WineAdvocate Issue 244 end of August 90
The WineHunter Award Rosso
Vini d’Italia Gambero Rosso 2019 2 red glasses
Vini d’Italia Cernilli Doctorwine 2019 90
I Vini di Veronelli 2019 90***
Bibenda 2019 4 grappoli

Annata/Vintage 2014

Decanter May 2018 93
Falstaff Valpolicella Trophy Feb 2018 90
James Suckling Oct 2017 90
Wine Spectator Web Only 2018 90
Robert Parker – WineAdvocate Issue 244 end of August 88
Vini d’Italia Gambero Rosso 2018 2 bicchieri rossi
Vini Buoni d’Italia Touring Club Italiano 2018 4 stars
Guida Vitae (Associazione Italiana Sommelier) 3 stelle
I Vini di Veronelli 2018 90 ***
Vini d’Italia Cernilli Doctorwine 2018 90

Annata/Vintage 2013 

James Suckling Oct 2016 92/100
Wine Spectator Feb 28 2017 90/100
Vini d’Italia Cernilli Doctorwine 90/100
vgc.thewinesite.nl Jan 2017 8-
Vini d’Italia Gambero Rosso 2017 2 bicchieri rossi
I Vini di Veronelli 2017 90/100
Bibenda 2017 4 grappoli

Annata/Vintage 2012

Wine Spectator Sept 30, 2015 90/100
James Suckling March 2015 89/100
eRobertParker.com Feb 2015 88/100
Vini d’Italia Gambero Rosso 2015 2 bicchieri rossi
I Vini de l’Espresso 2015 16,5/20
I Vini di Veronelli 2015 91/100
Bibenda 2015 4 grappoli

Annata/Vintage 2011 

Snooth Sept 29, 2014 (1st in the list) 92/100
eRobertParker.com 88+/100
Vini d’Italia Gambero Rosso 2014 3 bicchieri
Bibenda AIS 2014 4 grappoli
I Vini D’Italia de l’Espresso  2014 16/20
I Vini di Veronelli 2014 91/100

Label

 

The Maternigo estate, purchased in 2006, extends over 84 hectares between the communities of Tregnago and Mezzane di Sotto in Valpolicella’s denomination of controlled origin zone.The property was chosen after a pool of agronomists and geologists carefully analyzed the land and detected calcareous detrital in a silty matrix that was particularly adapted for the cultivation of grape vines.The presence of red, pink, yellow and white marl along with clay further confirmed the particular suitability for the planting of authoctonous Veronese vines. These were precisely the characteristics that Antonietta, Sabrina and Riccardo were looking for, that is, a place where they could optimize their own production of typical Valpolicella wines.
To date, 33 hectares of vineyards have been planted. These are surrounded by 51 hectares of forest and 2 hectares of olive trees.
The estate extends all around a building of probable monastic origin with a central nucleus from the XV century.
The name Maternigo means “Mother’s house” since in antiquity there was once a structure at the location that was used to house pregnant young women. It was decided to commemorate the location by creating on the label the four paths that led to the ancient property. The design was inspired by an old map found within the house and has been rendered new to give homage to the history and tradition of the territory.

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