Quintarelli Giuseppe, Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2015Regular price $154.00 Save $-154.00
Variety: Corvina, Corvinone, & Rondinella
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.
This bottle is true to how Valpolicella became known. Half of the fruit is pressed immediately and the other half is dried for two months. After fermentation, the juice spends an additional seven months in Slavonian oak casks, which goes far beyond the aging requirements for a Superiore. This wine has more alcohol, body, and spice than the Valpolicella Classico.