The late, great Maestro del Veneto, Giuseppe Quintarelli, succeeded in establishing his mythical and legendary estate during an amazing sixty-year career. All of the tradition, love, heart, and soul of crafting one of the world’s finest wines continue at the Quintarelli home and winery in the hills north 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.
It is impossible to speak about Quintarelli without superlatives. The name itself stands for so much: the family, the wines, a style, a tradition, a way of doing things. After all the time, effort, patience, and care that go into the making of a bottle of Quintarelli, it truly does mean so much more than wine. Giuseppe, fondly known as “Bepi” to those closest to him, was a perfectionist in every way. From the beautiful handwritten labels, to the best possible quality cork, to the exquisite wine in the bottles, the Quintarelli name is a stamp of authenticity and the ultimate indication of an artisanal, handmade, uncompromising wine of the highest quality.
If you can snag a bottle of this beguiling blend from such a storied estate before it’s sold out, you’ll have given yourself the gift of foresight. That feeling will be fleeting, however; once you taste it, you’ll wish you’d bought several. Native varieties like Garganega, Trebbiano, and Saorin deliver boldly floral aromas laced with volcanic smokiness from the basalt soil upon which they’re grown. How dull and dreary life would be without this Bianco to cheer me up. It just never gets old