Wine Quintarelli Giuseppe, Valpolicella Classico Superiore, 2013
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Reviews of purchase Quintarelli Giuseppe, Valpolicella Classico Superiore, 2013
The color of wine - a deep garnet.
The wine has a dry, rich flavor with a medium-bodied, fruity and mineral tones, with balanced acidity and a delightfully magical aftertaste.
Luxury, multifaceted flavor of the wine reveals fruity notes of ripe red cherries and raspberries, supplemented with mineral and cedar nuances.
The wine goes well with red meats, game and mature cheeses. With a maximum gastronomichnosti Valpolicella, Giuseppe Quintarelli advises to drink wine with any meal that your taste.
"A good Amarone Valpolicella soul" - Giuseppe Quintarelli.
Valpolicella Classico Superiore - reference red wine made by Giuseppe Quintarelli by special technique "Ripasso", through which the wine is of particular depth and saturation. Blend wine consists of several grape varieties: Corvina and Korvinone - 55%, Rondinella - 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese and Kroatina - 15%. The grapes are harvested from 35-year-old vines in several passes, ensuring the best quality of each grape variety. Valpolicella production consists of two stages. Part of fermented berries in the fall, as for conventional dry wine. In winter, the process of squeezing the rest of slightly dried grapes, resulting extracted the most valuable part of the wort, the so-called "flower Amarone". Further, young dry wine (50%) together with the "flower Amarone" (50%) for 2 weeks on fermented sludge, which consists of ridges remaining thick pulp and juice. During the fermentation, the alcohol content increased from 12% to 15%. Wine is aged in barrels made of Slavonian oak, for 6-8 years and 6 months in bottles. Valpolicella Classico Superiore has an excellent storage potential - more than 20 years after the market launch.
Each bottle of wine signed by hand calligraphed Silvana - Giuseppe Quintarelli's daughter, who entrusted her to sign the label when she was still going to school. It is impossible to find two identical labels, letters every year they are slightly different.
Giuseppe Quintarelli born March 19, 1927 in the municipality of Negrar in the Veneto region. His father, Silvio, cultivated vineyards in the common system. Already in 1906, Silvio Quintarelli exported barrel of his wine in America. The official founding date of the economy considered Quintarelli 1924. Giuseppe, a former youngest son Silvio, began to lead the economy in 1950, immediately began a program to improve and expand it. The thing is that most winemakers in the region at that time preferred production of cheap wine Valpolicella with a simple character. Giuseppe immediately went the other way. His guilt over half a century are considered the best in the region and are the standard style of Valpolicella. Giuseppe, who worked tirelessly to find the perfect balance between tradition, innovation and passion. He was considered by many to be the best producer of Amarone della Valpolicella, which is kept for seven years in large Slavonian oak barrels. This wine is considered one of the most complex wines produced in Italy. Today Amarone 2000 vintage sells for around £ 300.
Giuseppe Quintarelli vineyards consist of several sections and occupy a total of 12 hectares. Unlike other farms Valpolicella, where traditionally cultivated only red varieties grown Quintarelli and white grapes - Garganega, Trebbiano, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and very rare variety Saorin which characteristics similar to Tokay Friulano. In its work, Giuseppe guided by the principle that "you can never use violence against nature - harvest only one that gives nature. If this year grow a smaller, it will sell less." Giuseppe died in January 2012, now his business continues wife Franca and their four daughters.