Giuseppe Quintarelli - Amarone Valpolicella 2013 75cl
Winery: Giuseppe Quintarelli
Grape : 55% Corvina & Corvinone, 30% Rondinella, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, Nebbiolo, Croatina & Sangiovese
Region : Italy / Northern Italy / Veneto / Valpolicella
Wine Style: Italian Valpolicella
Alcohol Content: 15%
Food Pairing: Ideal with first courses and red meats and game.
This wine is exceptionally pleasant. It has a complex and delicate bouquet of black cherry, bitter almond, liquorice, and cocoa aromas, supplemented by balsamic notes. It is pleasingly full on the palate without being heavy, and the texture is dense, concentrated and subtle, creating a very balanced and classy wine overall. A great wine to look forward to!
#Giuseppe Quintarelli is considered to be quite simply a legend of Italian viticulture, notably of Amarone, a globally-renowned Venetian wine. He unfortunately passed away in 2012, having spent many years managing his 12-hectare domain in the northern hills of Verona at the heart of the Valpolicella appellation. A perfectionist, this wine maker made a name for himself with his Amarone della Valpolicella Classico and his Recioto, selling his cuvées only after many years of ageing. Giuseppe's daughter Fiorenza took up the domain with her husband and two children, Francesco and Lorenzo, and a team of four works at the domain throughout the year.
The viticulture at the domain is traditional, inspired by ancestral practices. The vines are treated only when necessary (when it rains, for example), and no herbicides are used. The yields are kept to a minimum with rigorous pruning and green harvests. The grapes are picked by hand before being dried for 4 months (when destined to become Amarone). The winery has been modernised to improve the quality of the wine even further. An exceptional domain.