2007 Valpolicella Classico Superiore Giuseppe Quintarelli

Tasted and highly recommended by F+R, the Valpolicella Classico Superiore is a fantastic wine. Giuseppe Quintarelli has crafted some of the most expensive & collectable wines on the market and for those wanting a window into the world-class domaine without breaking the bank, this is a perfect option. The Valpolicella Superiore is made from a mixture of local varieties, blended with 50% ‘ripasso’ wine that has been passed over the skins and lees of grapes used for the flagship Amarone, adding masses of depth, power and complexity. In the hands of a master like Quintarelli, it is fantastic to drink, great value and well worth seeking out. Once blended, it is aged for an impressive six years in barrel, a huge amount of time and a massively expensive undertaking for any winemaker, but one that means the buyer is gifted with a beautifully mature and developed wine that will drink well on release.
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Average critic rating : 93.0 points



“Pronounced earthy nose with red berry fruit and sweet violets. The palate is a delicious elixir of pure cherry, savoury herbs and spices, supported by supple tannins. A backbone of acidity provides freshness; alcohol, acidity and tannins are perfectly balanced here. Stacked with flavour and texture, incredible value.” F+R Drink now-2025

Icon is a word that only goes some way to describe the late Giuseppe Quintarelli. The master of the Veneto, Giuseppe established the family estate, which was founded in 1924, as not only Veneto’s most important, but one of the world’s finest during his sixty-year career. The estate is now run by his daughter and grandchildren, but the Quintarelli name still stands as a stamp of authenticity and traditional, artisan production of the highest possible quality.

The flagship wine of the estate is the exceedingly rare Amarone della Valpolicella - one of the most traditionally produced Amarones, which is aged for seven years in Slavonian oak botti. However, despite being known for tradition, an innovative streak runs throughout the estate. It was the Quintarelli Valpolicella that opened the eyes of fellow producers, showcasing just what is possible from the region and their portfolio includes non-traditional blends. The dry white wine Bianco Secco, for instance, blends several local varieties and the brilliant Primofiore, combines the traditional with the not-so-typical Cabernets Sauvignon and Franc.

A visit to the estate shows that Giuseppe’s spirit lives on. Spitting is still prohibited: the wine is what is important here and there is a tangible feeling of ‘respect’ for the wines, the property and tradition. This is one of Italy’s greatest estates: one with a spirit and a heart.

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