Giuseppe Quintarelli Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2007, Italy
PRESS: Robert Parker - 96 points. "The 2007 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico was bottled seven months before I tasted it. Grapes undergo a four-month appassimento for extra concentration and intensity. Despite this heavy-handed winemaking technique (in which the clusters lose up to 30% of their water mass in the air-drying process), this is a surprisingly delicate and nuanced wine. The aging process has definitely broken down and assimilated any of the hard edges that come from dried grapes. In its wake, the wine is polished and tight with a long, silky texture."
Vinous - 65 points.
Producer: Giuseppe Quintarelli
Region/Appellation: Amarone della Valpolicella Classico
Country Hierarchy: Amarone della Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
Grape/Blend: Valpolicella Blend (55% Corvina and Corvinone, 30% Rondinella, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, Nebbiolo, Croatina, Sangiovese)
Wine Style: Red - Rich and Intense
Alcohol Content: 16.5%