Why we love it
A step above your normal valpolicella, this valpolicella superiore made with selected organically grown grape is fruity on the nose, plenty of black fruit. Elegant, full and smooth on the palate with a never ending finish,
The valpolicella superiore, according to the Italian law, is a wine that has at least 12% of alcohol content, however, the appellation system was created when valpolicella wines had 11/11.5%, decades ago, before climate change was even a word, this is another reason why we believe the wine appellations are outdated. Nowadays, the difference is not on the alcohol content, it is impossible to find a valpolicella wine or any wine with an abv lower of 12%, but on the quality of the grapes, better, more ripe grapes, lower yield, and this is evident when drinking the wine, more round, less acidity, a bigger wine.
This valpolicella superiore is also vegan friendly, check our blog if you want to know what makes a wine vegan, and it pairs perfectly pasta, charcuterie and cheeses, meat, it is a very versatile wine.
The artisan who made it
Il Canovino is a family winery, is husband and wine, Antonio and Francesca and their vineyards, cultivated following organic practices in the Valpolicella and Soave area. The vineyards in the Valpolicella, in the Canova area are located at 200/250 m. above sea level and the Soave vineyards in the heart of the Soave Classico area.
Il Canovino is four generations of vine growers and wine making, it is the place where tradition and modern equipment find their perfect balance, where grapes are looked after because great wines are made on the vine not in the winery. Il Canovino is slow made wines, they follow the natural time and wines are released only when they are ready, there is no rush, only by following each and every wine, a great wine can be made.
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Ian - 11/08/2023
Our favourite red has always been Amarone but under recommendation from Andrea we tried this red. Certainly not as big & bold as an Amarone but beautifully balanced, very smooth with lovely fruity flavours. Very easy to drink and would recommend it.