Quintarelli, Cabernet 'ALZERO' 2014Regular price $540.00 Save $-540.00
Variety: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot
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.
A rare bottle made in the same production as the Amarone, this Bordeaux-inspired blend is also made into a unique unhurried style. The wine is aged in French barrels for 2-3 years and then ages in Slavonian oak for four more years before release.