The Bianco Secco, or Dry White, from Quintarelli is a Gargenaga led blend that includes the varieties Trebbiano Toscano, Sauvignon Bianco, Chardonnay and Saorin. In the glass, the wine is a manifest cornucopia of exotic fruits, blanched almonds and fresh herb oils skipping along a taut line of acidity.
The initial frivolity gives way to deeper and more serious considerations of a complex and mineral, brilliantly made wine. But don’t let that distract you! This is a wine for pleasure, and one which will have you asking the Quintarelli question: what can’t all wines be like this?
Located in the heart of the Valpolicella district of Veneto, Quintarelli is a renowned family wine estate with a near cult-like status. Founder and patriarch the late Giuseppe Quintarelli was known as the ‘Master of the Veneto’. He built his reputation by crafting small quantities of top quality wine made to the highest standards of perfection and released only when ready to drink. Since his death in 2012, the family continue to carry on his remarkable legacy. The grapes are meticulously selected in the vineyards often requiring many passes to obtain only the best, perfectly ripened fruit. Quintarelli wines are always small in allocation, high in demand, expensive but always an exceptional experience. The estate produces an array of top-tier wines including the Bianco Secco IGT, Primofiore IGT, Valpolicella Superiore, Rosso Ca del Merlo, Recioto della Valpolicella, and an Amarone della Valpolicella widely considered to be the very best in the region.