Quintarelli Giuseppe Primofiore 2019

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Giuseppe Quintarelli, who passed away in 2012, was an artist of Veronese wine and a mythical figure in the world of winemaking. The estate is renowned for its legendary tradition and the immense keeping power of its wines. This red is the exception to the rule at Quintarelli. Made with Corvina, Corvinone, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, it is aged for only two to three years—as opposed to seven—and only the Cabernet is partially dried. The Corvina and 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.

The wine opens to dark fruit aromas, with dried blackberry and plum. These various varietal components taste ripe, supple and accessible. The wine comes together with easy balance.