Quintarelli Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2013
- Red Wine
This wine is dense and rich, but like all Quintarelli's wines, never heavy. The wine has tannic grip, beautiful acidity, concentration and ripeness, and everything comes together seamlessly showing the skill and passion of a master craftsman. There is fruit, particularly black cherries and plums, but the wine goes way beyond that - earthiness, forest scents, roses, prunes, cocoa powder, and minerals. Quite a profound wine that will pretty much live for ever in the cellar, if you can resist.
Giuseppe Quintarelli is a legendary estate located in the hills north of Verona in the heart of the Valpolicella appellation. It is regarded by many as the greatest of all Amarone producers, and is known for its traditional deep, complex wines packaged with distinctive handwritten labels. The great man Quintarelli himself, known as il Maestro del Veneto, died in 2012 aged 84 but the winery remains family-owned and managed.