Caterina, our Beaune office manager, graces our newsletter pages here for the first time. She is also our first Italian office manager and is a great asset in building our growing stable of artisanal Italian imports. Here she brings her perspective on one of our most iconic Italian selections—Giuseppe Quintarelli.
When I told a friend that I was going to visit Quintarelli for the first time, she showed me a video she took of Francesco, Giuseppe’s grandson, slowly and meticulously rinsing a series of glasses with wine in a dim light, surrounded by religious silence. She also gave me a piece of advice: “Don’t be impatient to try the wines, and enjoy every moment of the visit from the beginning, including this ritual. After the tasting, everything will make sense.” I followed her suggestion, and discovered the sum of details that create a legend. At Quintarelli, they take their time with respect and tireless work. Patience is the essence of their wines, and time is needed to taste them, as they all call upon meditation.