Valpolicella Classico Superiore DOC 2009
The late Maestro del Veneto, Giuseppe Quintarelli, succeeded in establishing his mythical and legendary estate during an amazing sixty-year career. All of the tradition, love, heart, and soul of crafting one of the world’s finest wines continue at the Quintarelli home and winery in the hills north of Verona. Giuseppe’s wife Franca, his daughter Fiorenza, his son-in-law Giampaolo, and his grandsons Francesco and Lorenzo are all keeping a close watch over the family’s legacy. Robert Parker describes the wines as “objects of desire among the world’s most well heeled collectors”.
4,000 cases (Traditional Farming)
Yield per Hectar
55% Corvina and Corvinone, 30% Rondinella, 15% Cabernet, Nebbiolo, Croatina and Sangiovese
As soon as the grapes are picked around mid-September, they are taken in wooden boxes to the cellar to be pressed. After about three or four days of maceration, the alcoholic fermentation takes place through indigenous yeasts. This process lasts between seven to eight days. Finally the raking and, after decanting two or three times the Valpolicella reposes 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 marc. A second alcoholic fermentation spontaneously starts at the end of which it is racked from the vat. The product obtained is put in medium – large Slavonian oak barrels where it remains for about seven years until maturation is reached.
This balanced yet complex red shows aromas of dried sage, Indian spice, crushed white pepper and delicate forest berry. On the palate, the wine is bright, crisp and intense, but never heavy or syrupy.
AnalysisAlcohol: 15.5% by vol
Aging Potentional: 30 Years
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