Amarone Classico Della Valpolicella DOC, Quintarelli, 2011
ABV 16,5% - 75cl Bottle
Grape: Corvina, Corvinone blend
Located in the Veneto region of north-eastern Italy produces Valpolicellas, Reciotos and Amarones that are revered by oenophiles all over the world. The estate dates back to 1924 and but it was Giuseppe Quintarelli (known as Bepi, in charge from the mid-1950s until his death in 2012) who drove its success. In an era that emphasized mass production over attention to detail, Quintarelli made wines without compromise, with labour-intensive methods and painstaking attention in the vineyard.
Giuseppe established the winery as the source of the most traditional styles of Amarone, ageing it for seven years in Slavonian oak; the result is one of the most complex wines produced in Italy.Quintarelli wines are still the unmatched benchmark for Amarone.
This Amarone is characterized by an intense ruby red color. The nose opens with a spicy bouquet of licorice and cocoa, enriched with pleasant fruity notes of cherry and plum. On the palate it is elegant and refined, with a pleasantly full and intense body. The wine has a fine persistence.
Goes well with
Any dishes with Deer (Venison), Moose, Elk or Caribou, also perfect pairing with blue cheese