Elaboration of Quintarelli Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2011
Quintarelli Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2011 (Corvina, Molinara and Rondinella)
- View: Deep ruby red
- Nose: An intriguing bouquet of ripe red fruit intermingling with
- Mouth: A rich and complex flavour with juicy notes of black cherry, plum, and strawberry jam, spicier rustic notes of wild herb, and a touch of dark cocoa. Best enjoyed after allowing the wine to decant for 1 hour before serving.
VINEYARD: Quintarelli Valpolicella. The winery is approximately 12 hectares located in Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy. The soil is primarily calcareous and basaltic. The grape vines are carefully cultivated with close attention to the details.
GRAPES: 55% Corvina, 30% Corvinone, 15% Rondinella (Corvina blend)
AGEING: Aged in medium and large Slavonian oak barrels for 6 years. Will cellar well for over 7 years after bottling date.
PREPARATION: Giuseppe Quintarelli, the "Maestro del Veneto", became something of a winemaking legend because of Quintarelli Valpolicella. Since 2012, the winery has been run by his daughter Fiorenza and her family, who carry on his legacy of attention to detail and an uncompromising commitment to quality. Every wine by Quintarelli Valpolicella is patiently crafted to create a truly high-level result, and Quintarelli Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2011 is no exception. After being brought to the winery in wooden boxes, the grapes are crushed and then go through spontaneous fermentation for 7-8 days.
PAIRING: Steak, pork dishes, game, risotto with meat sauce, blue cheese
RECOMMENDED SERVING TEMPERATURE: 18°-20°C
Reviews of Quintarelli Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2011
I enjoyed it without pairing.
It's always good to share wine, but this one's special.
Cherry colour, high layer. The Quintarelli Valpolicella Classico Superiore exudes aromas of violets. Quite light, but was ok for my taste.