2016 Vouvray “Le Portail”Champalou
France | Loire
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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.
|Blend:||40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot|
|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|
Giuseppe Quintarelli Italy | Veneto | Veneto IGT
Great winemakers, great terroirs, there is never any hurry. And I no longer buy into this idea of “peak” maturity. Great winemakers, great terroirs, their wines offer different pleasures at different ages.
Inspiring Thirst, page 312
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