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2007 Giuseppe Quintarelli Recioto della Valpolicella Classico A Roberto

France Direct
Expected Arrival:
January, 2023

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

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RATINGS

98The Wine Advocate

...aromas of plum and raisin with sweet baking spice, moist earth, campfire ash, fresh espresso and a touch of bitter chocolate.

95Vinous / IWC

...dusty dried flowers, incense, cloves, pine resin, quince and a lifting hint of camphor. It’s silky in texture yet enlivened by bright acidity, as ripe red fruits give way to hints of grilled orange, exotic brown spices and cocoa...wonderfully balanced and vibrant from start to finish...

17Jancis Robinson

Mint on the nose. Very sweet and voluptuous fruit with a slightly burnt edge. Interesting and good! Lots of life here with marked acidity on the end. Long and intriguing.

REGION

Italy, Veneto, Recioto della Valpolicella

Veneto in northeastern Italy is one of the country’s most important wine regions and has 220,000 acres of vineyards. It is the third largest wine producing region in Italy after Sicily and Puglia. Though Veneto produces more red than white wine, it is most famous for its Soave and Prosecco, both white wines. Venice is the best-known city in the region, but the area’s wine-making capital is Verona. Close to Verona are the appellations for Bardolino, Valpolicella and Soave. The Veneto is also home to Amarone, the densely concentrated, seriously alcoholic, big red wines made by using grapes that are partially or fully dried. The results are lush, sometimes nearly syrupy red wines that approach 20% alcohol, even though most are not sweet. The most famous conventional red wine is Valpolicella, which means “valley of many cellars.” The name is perhaps a reference to the fact that Veneto is home to a number of indigenous grapes not found elsewhere, including the deep red grapes Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara, all used to make Valpolicella. Garganega is the indigenous white grape used for Soave.