Pieropan Ruberpan is a move into reds for this most highly regarded of white wine producers from Italy's northern region of Veneto.
This Valpolicella Superiore is a blend of 60% Corvina with Rondinella, and few other traditional Valpolicella varieties making up the rest of the blend.
Hand harvested with the utmost care and attention Ruperpan is then slowly macerated on skins for 12 days to extract the right balance of colour, flavour and tannins.
The nose has a wonderful strawberry fruit character to it with red cherry notes too, while the palate shows good complexity for an often simple style of wine, with spice notes complimenting the dominate soft red fruit flavours.
Delicious with grilled meats, tomato based pastas or roast chicken.
No ratings for this vintage as of yet however this is the 2008 rating...
eRobertParker.com: 89 points
"The 2008 Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ruberpan is an attractive red laced with crushed flowers, spices and sweet berries. It is an excellent choice for drinking over the next few years. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016"