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Quintarelli Ca' del Merlo 2012 Wine Review

Quintarelli Ca' del Merlo 2012

Quintarelli Ca' del Merlo 2012

Veneto I.G.T., Italy

Community Score:90/100

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Price: $125.95

Drink: 2021-2025

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Quintarelli

Agent: Prevedello and Mathews

Natalie's Score: 90/100

Quintarelli Ca' Del Merlo 2012 is a Ripasso/Amarone-style Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Nebbiolo red wine blend from the Veneto wine region. Full-bodied, concentrated with layers of ripe red cherry, red berry, blueberry, dark chocolate, tar, licorice and spicy flavours vibrant and elegant on the palate. Grapes are sourced from a single vineyard with half of the grapes pressed immediately after harvest and with the other half dried for two months Amarone style. Primary fermentation starts after a few days maceration using indigenous yeast. The wine is racked and rests until February when it is racked on its Amarone lees and a secondary fermentation. It then spends seven years maturing in large Slovenian oak barrels. Named in honour of the former winemaker, Giuseppe Quintarelli, who passed in 2012. Raise a glass and pair with a prime rib roast dinner and wine friends.

Food pairings: game, roast leg of lamb, rich meat lasagne.

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This Quintarelli Ca' del Merlo 2012 was reviewed on February 19, 2021 by Natalie MacLean

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