Giuseppe Quintarelli 'Primofiore', Veneto, Italy 2019
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 of the legendary Bepi Quintarelli. This red is the exception to the rule at Quintarelli. It is aged for only two to three years—as opposed to seven—and only the Cabernet is partially dried. The Corvina & Corvinone are pressed directly after harvest. The resulting 'Primofiore', which translates to 'first flower' because it is the youngest red-wine release every year, is the freshest rosso of the bunch. Expect a menagerie of red & dark berried fruits, depth, intensity, & soft flowing tannin. This is a great introduction to the reds Quintarelli.
Pairing: slow roasted duck breast, peking duck
Soil: Limestone & basalt
Grapes: Corvina, Corvinone, Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc
Viticulture: Sustainable, slow wine