Quintarelli Bianco Secco Ca’ del Merlo IGT: (750ml)
The late, great Giuseppe Quintarelli, succeeded in establishing his mythical and legendary estate during an amazing sixty-year career. Quintarelli’s wines express the tradition, love, heart, and soul of the terroir in the hills of Verona. Giuseppe’s daughter Fiorenza, his son-in-law Giampaolo, and his grandsons Francesco and Lorenzo are all keeping a close watch over the family’s legacy and to this day, Giuseppe Quintarelli remains one of the icons of Italy. The wines are released only when deemed ready, not a moment sooner.
A blend of Garganega, Trebbiano Toscano, Sauvignon Blanc. Hand picked grapes are pressed immediately after harvest and soaked for 12 hours before undergoing a temperature controlled fermentation with regular battonage. Scents of peach, lime and honey with a crisp and mineral palate. A unique wine sure impress any wine connoisseur or wine geek out there.
The 2015 Bianco Secco is terrific. In this warm, dry year, all the fruit was picked and vinified immediately (the Bianco can include some dried grapes) an approach that works beautifully. Yellow orchard fruit, chamomile and sweet floral notes build in this racy, layered white from Quintarelli. 90 pts Antonio Galloni