2012 Giuseppe Quintarelli - Bianco Secco "Ca del Merlo" IGT Veneto
"Even more rare than the Amarone Classico, the Riserva is typically only produced a couple of times per decade, when Mother Nature has provided grapes of truly exceptional, near-perfect quality. Aged for over eight years in barrel, the Riserva is a tour de force. Incredibly complex and profoundly rich and robust, the Riserva simply oozes from the glass, dripping notes of blackberry preserves, dried blueberry, bacon fat, burnt sage and toasty oak. Pure decadence and yet not without restraint or poise." -SFWTC Staff
Giuseppe Quintarelli Description
"This is one of the most remarkable white wines in all of Italy. An intriguing and utterly unique blend of Garganega,Trebbiano Toscano, Saorin, Sauvignon Bianco, and Chardonnay, it is simply a gorgeous glass of dry white wine—complex, balanced, versatile at table, and entirely satisfying on every level. A Venetian masterpiece." -Kermit Lynch, Importer
Wine Advocate: 88 Points
"The 2012 Secco Ca' del Merlo shows a light and luminous appearance with elegant tones of crushed mineral, flint and talc powder. There's a hint of natural rubber followed by fresh tones of peach, apricot and dried garden herb. The close is fresh and super-crisp. Drink 2014-2016."
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