Italy, Veneto, Negrar
Grapes: 50% Corvina veronese and Corvinone, 50%Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc.
Color: intense ruby red
Fragrance: fruity, evoking a wide range of fruits
Taste: medium texture with a good, well balanced tannic pattern
Once picked, the grapes are left to further ripen for one month in wooden boxes. This process is to enhance the expression of a full and round bodied wine. After pressing and fermentation, the wine remains in Slavonian oak barrels for more than one year.
The wine opens to easy aromas of dark fruit, button mushroom, spice, tar and grilled herb. This is an upfront, food-friendly wine that has the crispness and delineation to pair with pasta or meat dishes. It should last healthily over the next five to eight years.
WA=91 The traditional blending formula for this wine sees indigenous grapes (Corvina and Corvinone) face off with French grapes (Cabernets Sauvignon and Franc) in equal parts. The Quintarelli Giuseppe 2019 Primofiore is a terrific entry-level option from a vintage that promises extra fruit weight and richness. The wine opens to dark fruit aromas, with dried blackberry and plum. These various varietal components taste ripe, supple and accessible. The wine comes together with easy balance.