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Quintarelli Ca del Merlo 1987 750ml
Quintarelli Ca del Merlo 1987


 
Easily regarded as one of the most sought after wine producers in the world.  Giuseppe Quintarelli's Ca del Merlo is an expression not just a wine.  Not easily interpreted young, but, ultimately one an experience, (not just a wine) that is worth purchasing and waiting for.  The Ca del Merlo is one of the least expensive wines you'll find from the Quintarelli collection, but, one sure to complete any collection or dining experience.
Price: $125.00
ID: 16515
Vintage 1987
Producer: Giuseppe Quintarelli
Varietal(s): Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara


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Description
 
This wine is a single vineyard Valpolicella named after a plot of land where a large Merlo (bird) sat perched on a tree overlooking the hillside. It differs from the Valpolicella only in that the grapes come from one specific site, so it’s deeply influenced by the terroir of that one plot. Quintarelli’s other Valpolicella, the Ca del Merlo is, as are all of the wines from the Master of the Veneto, calls for a deeply meditative experience; you can’t drink it without closing your eyes, the better to savor the experience. It’s a voluptuous wine with so many slowly unfolding layers that you’ll get dizzy trying to put your finger on all of them. Chewy rich plum, warm spices, the smoke of a roaring fire, the velvety grasp of tannins, the lingering and kaleidoscopic finish—Ca del Merlo is a Valpolicella that will amaze, please and seduce even the most discerning wine-lover. The 1980 vintages should be drunk within the next three years, while the 1990s can continue to cellar for another decade and the 2000 even longer.
Additional Info
  • This Valpolicella comes from the single vineyard known as Ca del Merlo, named for the indigenous Merlo bird. As with all Quintarelli wines the delineation and depth of flavors put this complex dry wine on a level above any other Valpolicella and most Amarone.


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