Quintarelli family has been producing wine for more than 100 years, first in an area called Figàri and then from 1924 in Negrar, the heart of the Valpolicella Classico area. Quintarelli is often regarded as Valpolicella's magician and the king of Amarone and Reciotto. Their approach is renowned to be strongly traditionalist with only a few concessions to modernity, they age their Amarone in Slavonian oak vats for seven years. Nevertheless, this “traditionalist” has undertaken several highly innovative winemaking projects, they began producing a white wine – something very unusual in the Valpolicella area. Then he crafted a delicious blend “Primofoire” which combines Corvina, cabernet sauvignon, and cabernet franc grapes. Finally, he invented the extremely rare and coveted Alzero which is made from slowly dried cabernet franc grapes. Their labels are beautifully handwritten, the Quintarelli name stands for the family, the wines, as style, a tradition, the authenticity, and artisanal high-quality wine.
Winery/Brand: Giuseppe Quintarelli
Grapes Varieties: Eau-de-Vie
Alcohol: 50% abv