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CAPITEL NICALÒ VALPOLICELLA SUPERIORE 2018 DOC
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer TEDESCHI
Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. The 2017 was the recipient of our Vintage Assessments Best Italian Red Wine Value of the Year Award. This tasty 2018 has a very deep intense ruby red colour. Very gently smoky, slightly spicy, complex, intense, ripe plum-cherry fruit with some gently cedary notes. Dry, medium to medium-full bodied, intense, bright, gently complex, harmonious, ripe, plum-cherry purée flavours with a crisp, lingering, sandalwood-tinged, slightly grippy finish. This well structured blend of 30% Corvine, 30% Corvinone, 30% Rondinella and 10% of four other varieties has 14.5% alcohol and 4 g/L residual sugar with a new lot number 2017 L2 on the back label. This is the 35th release in Vintages since 2001 and in the last 14 years the price has only risen from $16.95 to $17.95. A REPEAT of the 2018 that was released on May 2, 2020 at $17.95. Remarkable value. CSPC 984997
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Nob Est
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Rating ***(90 points)
Complex, Intense, Bright, Ripe
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Produced from the Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and about 10% of other local variety grapes, a medium-bodied, mouth-watering Valpolicella smooth with dark cherry, sage, rosemary, and thyme herbs, mocha and pepper spice flavours on the palate. Lots to enjoy here. Pair with a meat-lover's pizza. Tannins are firm. The wine was matured in Slavonian oak. Drink: 2020-2025. Best Value Wine. Score - 90 (nataliemaclean.com, May 27, 2020) Price $ 17.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - November 28, 2020
Cases bought 848 (12 bottles per case)

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