Wine Spectator | Rating: 94This is like Vintage Port. Black color, with amazing aromas of blackberries and minerals. Full-bodied and off-dry, with masses of fruit and soft, round tannins. A weird and wonderful Cabernet Franc! Great with cheese, but would work with game.Author: James Suckling
"Valpolicella's magician." "The master of the Veneto." "The patriarch of Amarone." "The traditionalist." Not bad for a winemaker who simply follows the winemaking customs of his forefathers. Giuseppe Quintarelli's hand-written labels are easy to recognize and his wines fit the idiosyncratic style. Since 1924, his family has made wine from grapes grown on steep slopes on the outskirts of Negrar. For his highly-regarded Amarone, he still dries the grapes in an attic room, ages the wine for years in large Slavenian casks, and holds the wines from release until he is sure of their readiness. His magic has worked, as he has turned some of Veneto's most traditional wines into luxury icons.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 41 bottles owned
- 12 collectors