Giuseppe Quintarelli 2014 Valpolicella Classico Superiore - In Bond Per Case of 6

£317.00
Pre-Arrival Offer - Shipment March 2022
SKU
ITVERQUVS14BC

There are many great producers of Valpolicella Superiore, but there is only one Quintarelli. The 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.

As soon as the grapes are picked, they are taken in wooden boxes to the winery to be pressed. After about three or four days maceration, the alcoholic fermentation takes place with indigenous yeasts. This process lasts between seven to eight days. Finally the racking and, after decanting two or three times the Valpolicella rests until the end of February. Then comes the moment of ripasso, which gives the wine more complexity, colour and structure. At this point comes the racking of the Amarone, and the Valpolicella is added to the pomace. A second alcoholic fermentation spontaneously starts at the end of which it is racked from the vat. The wine is transferred to medium – large Slavonian oak barrels where it remains for about seven years until maturation is reached.

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Maturity

Drink 2022 - 2032+

Viticulture

Conventional

Size / ABV

Standard Bottle 75cl / 14.5%

The Producer

Giuseppe Quintarelli

Giuseppe Quintarelli 2022 Releases

This producer is one of the three of the, what I call, Holy Trinity of Italy: Biondi-Santi in Montalcino, Conterno in Barolo and Quintarelli in Valpolicella. These are the three estates upon which Italy built its reputation in the world. Forget about all the Super Tuscans, that win all the big reviews, these are the quintessence of Italy - never wavering from their traditions and making wines the likes of which can't be found anywhere else in the world. There are other great producers in Valpolicella, but there is only one Quintarelli.

We are offering these beauties on a pre-arrival basis. Expected arrival March 2022.

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