Quintarelli, Bianco Secco Ca del Merlo 2021Regular price $70.00 Save $-70.00
Variety: Garganega, Trebbiano Toscano, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay
Giuseppe Quintarelli is a class act in the region of Veneto, more specifically in the zone of Valpolicella. There he’s known as the Maestro of Veneto. His name commands respect, the wines are sought after, yet difficult to track down. What set him apart from other producers growing the same grapes in this region is the love and passion that went into each one of them and the whimsical hand-written bottle labels. This is a true passion project as the wines are never hurried in the cellar. Multiple passes through the vineyard allows the making of more than one wine from the same grapes, including the tedious process of the appassimento method where the grapes would raisinate on straw mats. After a career spanning 60 years, his daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren carry on his passion for the things in life that need a little more time.
Incredibly, this is the only white wine made by Quintarelli. This is a unique blend of the classic Veneto grape Garganega and a handful of non-indigenous varieties like Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc planted in limestone and basalt soils.