Quintarelli Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2011


£60.61 (Approximate price)

Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2011 Other vintages
Appellation:Valpolicella (Veneto, Italy)
Winery: Giuseppe Quintarelli
Volume: 75cl
Grapes: Corvina, Molinara, Rondinella
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 15%
Giuseppe Quintarelli is the maker of this Quintarelli Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2011 , a red wine from Valpolicella that contains rondinella, molinara and corvina of 2011 and has an alcoholic strength of 15%. Drinks&Co users reviewed this red wine with 4 of 5 points.

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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.

APPELLATION: Valpolicella

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



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4 /5

The Valpolicella Classico Superiore Giuseppe Quintarelli was born in vineyards located in the town of Negar, the magical terroir of Valpolicella. It is produced with Corvina, Rondinella and Cabernet, only harvested by hand. After a soft pressing, the grapes are fermented with indigenous yeasts for about 7-8 days. Then the wine is aged in oak barrels for 60 months before being bottled. This Valpolicella is characterized by a ruby ​​red color. The nose opens with an intense spicy bouquet, enriched by pleasant hints of black cherry. The palate is intense, with a pleasantly tannic and flawless body. Perfect to accompany pasta dishes with meat sauce and roast, it is ideal in combination with stewed meats, game and aged cheeses.
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4 /5

The Valpolicella Quintarelli Valpolicella is not comparable to other programs on the market. This wine is with such dedication, passion, attention and above all made time that any comparison with other wines from the region falls short. The grapes are gently pressed directly after harvesting. After 3 to 4 days, the must undergoes the first fermentation with native yeasts. The wine develops very slowly and then in February to undergo alcoholic fermentation on the lees of the Amarone, the ripasso process. After several days, the wine turns into big Slavonian oak barrels ( "botti") to ripen here as around seven years. After bottling, the bottles remain for some time in the cellars of the company to be followed by the market. Valpolicella Classico Superiore shows delicate notes of small berries, Mediterranean herbs, dried sage and white pepper. On the palate, the wine is balanced and elegant with a fine and highly polished feel. This is the top among the Valpolicella of this legendary craft producer. Drink from 2019 at the earliest but can safely be reserved even 10+ years (but that is a shame !!).
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4 /5

Valpolicella Classico Superiore Dop Quintarelli&nbspshows ethereal tones of liquorice, dried ginger, wild berry and allspice. The texture is smooth and polished, and the finish is persistent.
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Mittelstärker Wein von granatroter Farbe. Dieser Valpolicella präsentiert sich mit Zeder, Holzrauch- und Graphitnoten zusammen mit Anklängen von Sauerkirsche und reifer Himbeere. Im Mund erweist sich er als trocken und mittelrund, mit Kirschen-, Himbeer-, Pflaumen-, Wildkräuter- und Eichenaromen.
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Almost brown edges. Toasty aromas.A Quintarelli Valpolicella Classico Superiore is never a light experience.
I enjoyed it without pairing.
It's always good to share wine, but this one's special.
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I bought it with my partner in a wine shop.
Cherry colour, high layer. The Quintarelli Valpolicella Classico Superiore exudes aromas of violets. Quite light, but was ok for my taste.
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