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Primary Notes: Raspberry Pepper, Ginger
Alcohol (%): 12
Origin & Awards
Origin: Veneto, Italy
Maker: Vaona Odino
Fermentation: Organic Steel Only
Serving Temperature: Best enjoyed between 18–20 degrees
Asian Food Pairing: Beef Teriyaki, Japanese grilled cuttlefish, Thai spiced calamari
Western Food Pairing: Canelloni, Spaghetti Bolognese, Sunday roast, Charcuterie
Odino Vaona Valpolicella Classico DOC Bio 2021
Odino Vaona Valpolicella Classico DOC Bio is Vaona's organic red wine. Ruby red colour. An intense nose that blends notes of raspberry, pepper and ginger. The aromas follow through to the wine's medium-bodied palate, which is well-balanced with good acidity and smooth tannins.
40% Corvina, 30% Corvinone, 25% Rondinella and 55 Molinara. The fruit comes from organic vineyards owned by the Vaona family, located in the hills of the Classic Valpolicella area, at an altitude of 200–250 metres above sea level. The vineyards have alluvial soil on calcareous basalts, favoured by excellent sun exposure. Some vineyards are characterised by terracing bordered by typical dry stone walls (called “marogne”).
Harvesting of the grapes in October. In years where the grapes have not reached optimum ripeness by this time, some of the fruit is placed in small wooden crates to dry in order to obtain an increase in sugar content and appropriate polyphenolic ripeness. After pressing, the fermentation process takes place for 8–10 days with continuous contact with the marcs, followed by racking and then pressing. Partial clarifying by decanting follows, then the wine remains in stainless steel tanks for 6–7 months and finally an additional 60 days in bottles.