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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|
Giuseppe Quintarelli Italy | Veneto | Recioto della Valpolicella
Giuseppe Quintarelli Italy | Veneto | Veneto IGT
Every three or four months I would send my clients a cheaply made list of my inventory, but it began to dawn on me that business did not pick up afterwards. It occurred to me that my clientele might not know what Château Grillet is, either. One month in 1974 I had an especially esoteric collection of wines arriving, so I decided to put a short explanation about each wine into my price list, to try and let my clients know what to expect when they uncorked a bottle. The day after I mailed that brochure, people showed up at the shop, and that is how these little propaganda pieces for fine wine were born.—Kermit Lynch