08 Jun

2000 Quintarelli Valpolicella Classico Superiore, Veneto, Italy $89.95 LCBO# 986117

This is a huge week for “Adam’s Wine of the Week”. This marks the one-year mark of writing my weekly wine reviews. Truth be told, I started “Adam’s Wine of the Week” on a whim. I mean, if I really had a plan for domination of the wine world I probably would have named the group something a lot cooler than “Adam’s Wine of the Week”.

To celebrate this milestone, a good friend and his wife brought over a very special red from Italy’s Veneto region, a 2000 Valpolicella Classico Superiore made by Giuseppe Quintarelli. Affectionately known as “The Master of the Veneto”, Giuseppe Quintarelli is undoubtedly one of the best winemakers in the world. His 2000 Valpolicella Classico Superiore is a lesson in how a great wine should be made. This wine has powerful flavours of red berries, plums, raisins, tobacco, and wet earth all wound together giving it an elegant complexity. I would recommend pairing this wine with a wild duck (Look…if you can afford to open a bottle of wine this expensive, then it probably isn’t the first time you have had wild duck). As for cheese, I would recommend trying it with a pecorino.

At $89.95, this wine isn’t cheap, but quite honestly most of the best things in life aren’t. I am not going to tell you to run out and get this bottle of wine, but if you are celebrating something big, it doesn’t get much better than this…but that’s just my opinion. Let me know what you think.

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Posted by on June 8, 2009 in Italy, Red Wine


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