Only in exceptional years, the Quintarellis take their best Corvina, Corvinone, and Rondinella and craft their benchmark wine. Amarone does not get more elegant than this.
Corvina /Corvinone /Rondinella
The Quintarelli Giuseppe 2013 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico pours from its heavy glass bottle to reveal a dark ruby and shiny garnet appearance. The bouquet takes a few moments before it comes into focus, and even then, this wine holds back a bit, especially at this young stage in what promises to be a very long cellar life. It's in no rush. The mouthfeel is especially impressive, and it brings a heightened level of texture and life to the wine. Black fruit and dried plum segue to spice, campfire ash, camphor and grilled herb. A silky and polished mouthfeel is capped by a powerful 16.5% alcohol content. This vintage will appeal to Quintarelli purists who have plenty of time to wait. Drink 2025-2050. 96+ Points. Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate.
Difficult to comprehend as the wine was not yet bottled when we tasted it. The intensity as usual was very high with dried raspberry/cherry and dried sweet rose nose. The palate was very powerful and concentrated, Francesco said they are waiting for it to find balance before bottling. Plum, dried cherry , liquorice , mint as well as a sweet lemon verbena character. Again the winery selected so much grapes and made very little Amarone this year. Andreas Puhar, Importer.