2017 Vajo del Centenario Rosso Varonese IGT


Variety: 60% Corvina, 25% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon

Producer: Alessandro Fabiano

Region: Verona, Italy

Appellation: Valpolicella DOCG

Vintage: 2018


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The FABIANO Vajo del Centenario was conceived with the 1999 vintage, to celebrate the Company’s 90th anniversary in 2002. In 2012, reaching 100 years of history, it became the wine of the Centenary. It is a wine of particular value produced in a limited quantity of 6000 bottles in only the vintages favorable to obtaining an adequate quality level. The blend combines the large structure of the withered Corvina with the international style of Cabernet Sauvignon. 

Vajo is the result of a selection of Corvina, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, coming from the hilly grounds of the province of Verona, particularly bent to the production of those variety of red grapes. Carefully selected and hand picked-up at the end of September, to be subject to a partial withering in little wooden cases up to the beginning of November, then moved to the phase of pressing with a long maceration at controlled temperature. By the use of this technique we obtain a better extraction of perfumes and sweet tannins, and a well structured wine.

Ageing: 18 months in french oak and 24 months in bottles

Fabiano History

The history of the Fabiano Winery was founded in 1912 when the founder Francesco Fabiano, with his son Sergio, began to sell their wines in the city of Venice and from this expands its activity in the Veneto hinterland to Verona. At the end of the fifties Sergio Fabiano and his sons moved permanently to Verona, initially in the Cellar of Colà di Lazise where the trade activity took place in all of Northern Italy.

In the following decade the family began the construction of a new winery in Sona which became, starting in the early seventies, one of the largest wineries in Italy in terms of volumes of wine produced. The commercial growth of the eighties and nineties saw Fabiano wines exported to all the main countries of the world in ever increasing volumes making Fabiano one of the main wineries of the Verona and national oenology.

Alessandro Fabiano, the fourth generation, is today producer of Fabiano wines, strong of a name known all over the world thanks to its 106 years of history and its PREMIUM wines, produced in a limited quantity to less than 500.000 bottles. The logistics and bottling of some wines has remained in the Sona headquarters, while production takes place as in the past in the quality vineyards of historical growers that produce for Fabiano since the beginning of the Amarone success.

Food pairings 

Perfect with red meat, lamb and kid. Also suitable for mature cheese. Open the bottle few hours before serving at 16° C. If well preserved it will last 5 or 6 years.

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The intense, almost impenetrable colour and lively tonality are signs of a wine worthy of respect. The respect increases with the bouquet and the attention then focuses on the captivating characteristics of ripened fruit, caressed by delicately spiced wood, which leads the way to an elegant evolution. The palate lingers, with fine and lasting tannins, perfectly warm and savoury. An absolutely enjoyable wine.