Last released in the 2003 vintage and representing a microscopic percentage of the overall production of Quintarelli Amarone, the Riserva is the finest selection of the cellar and destined for a very long life. Vintage 2007 was easily the vintage of the decade in Valpolicella, as this monumental wine handily attests.
|Blend:||Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella|
|Appellation:||Amarone della Valpolicella|
|Vineyard:||30 years average|
|Soil:||Limestone and Basalt|
|Aging:||After this fermentation, the wine is racked into large Slavonian oak barrels for seven years|
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