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Giuseppe Quintarelli

Region:

Italy

Appellations:

Valpolicella

Colour Range:

Red

Price Range:

£720.00

Number of Wines:

1 wine

Giuseppe Quintarelli

Giuseppe Quintarelli was one of the world’s most enigmatic and maverick winemakers. He took over his family estate in 1950 and embarked on numerous improvement projects. Although he still used the traditional appassimento method (drying the grapes until they became raisins), he was always a great moderniser and ever the perfectionist. Above all, the wines were allowed time. No stranger to innovation and experimentation, Giuseppe began producing a cuvee incorporating Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot; the famous Alzero. The estate’s Valpolicella and Amarone are typically made with Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella and are aged for as long as they need in large old oak casks, depending on the vintage and the cuvee. This can often be up to 8 years. Such perfection and rarity have made these wines highly popular among enthusiasts and collectors the world over. Thankfully this amazing legacy seems set to continue, as the late, great Giuseppe was succeeded by his daughter and grandsons in 2012.

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