In the world of Italian wines there are very few estates and even fewer personalities whose influence can truly be considered as epochal. Giuseppe Quintarelli is undoubtedly classed as one of the top auteurs of post war Italian fine wine. Bepi, as he was known, spent over sixty years - up until his sad passing in 2012 - of skill, care, patience and uncompromising attention to detail creating the legendary wines of the estate, characteristically modern yet tied to the family’s home and history.
Quintarelli Primofiore 2017
50% Corvina veronese and Corvinone, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc.
Once picked, the grapes are left to further ripen for one month in wooden boxes. This process is to enhance the expression of a full and round bodied wine. After pressing and fermentation, the wine remains in Slavonian oak barrels for more than one year. This is the estate’s ‘entry’ wine and the first they release after the vintage – normally between two and three years.