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Sono nato nel 2006. Sono cresciuto da bandito. E in 5 anni ho raggiunto l’infinito. “I was born in 2006. I was raised a bandit. And in 5 years, I reached infinity.” These words are printed on the back label of every bottle of the estate’s “Bandito,” immortalizing the incredible history of the production of the rarest of all Quintarelli wines. During the Second World War, white wine was left aging in barrels that were hidden from the Axis. They were discovered years later, and the resulting wine was sublime. So is this one.
|Blend:||Garganega, Trebbiano Toscano, Sauvignon Bianco, Chardonnay, Saorin|
|Vineyard:||30 years average|
|Soil:||Limestone and Basalt|
I want you to realize once and for all: Even the winemaker does not know what aging is going to do to a new vintage; Robert Parker does not know; I do not know. We all make educated (hopefully) guesses about what the future will bring, but guesses they are. And one of the pleasures of a wine cellar is the opportunity it provides for you to witness the evolution of your various selections. Living wines have ups and downs just as people do, periods of glory and dog days, too. If wine did not remind me of real life, I would not care about it so much.
Inspiring Thirst, page 171