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2007 Alzero Cabernet

Giuseppe Quintarelli

2007 Alzero Cabernet Giuseppe Quintarelli - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
Alzero shows Quintarelli’s prowess in producing Amarone applied to the grapes of the Cabernet family. The result is like his Amarone on steroids: the ultimate way to finish a meal, with a life as close to eternal as wine can have.

Dixon Brooke

$400.00
Vintage: 2007
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot
Appellation: Veneto IGT
Country: Italy
Region: Veneto
Producer: Giuseppe Quintarelli
Winemaker: Quintarelli Family
Vineyard: 30 years average
Soil: Limestone and Basalt
Aging: Wine is then aged in French barrels for two or three years, then racked into Slavonian oak barrels for four more years
Farming: Traditional
Alcohol: 15%

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About Veneto

Italy’s most prolific wine region by volume, the Veneto is the source of some of the country’s most notorious plonk: you’ll find oceans of insipid Pinot Grigo, thin Bardolino, and, of course, the ubiquitous Prosecco. And yet, the Veneto produces the highest proportion of DOC wine of any Italian region: home to prestigious appellations like Valpolicella, Amarone, and Soave, it is capable of excelling in all three colors, with equally great potential in the bubbly and dessert departments.

With almost 200,000 acres planted, the Veneto has a wealth of terroirs split between the Po Valley and the foothills of the Alps. While the rich soils of the flatlands are conducive to mechanization, high yields, and mass production of bulk wine, the areas to the north offer a fresher climate and a diversity of poor soil types, ideal for food-friendly wines that show a sense of place. Whether it’s a charming Prosecco Superiore from the Glera grape, a stony Soave or Gambellara from Garganega, or a Corvina-based red in any style, the Veneto’s indigenous grape varieties show real character when worked via traditional production methods.

Since his first visit in 1979, Kermit has regularly returned to the Veneto to enjoy its richness of fine wines and local cuisine. Our collaboration with Corte Gardoni, our longest-running Italian import, is a testament to this. The proximity of beautiful cities like Verona and Venice, with their deep culinary heritage, certainly doesn’t hurt, either.

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There is so much contained in a glass of good wine, It is a gift of nature that tastes of man's foibles, his sense of the beautiful, his idealism and virtuosity.

Adventures on the Wine Route, pages 232

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