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2012 Giuseppe Quintarelli Alzero MagnumCabernet Franc from Italy

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  • 96 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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Please note, this product is a 1.5L bottle.

About

Rating:

96

The Quintarelli Giuseppe 2012 Cabernet Alzero (packaged in a heavy glass bottle) is a stunning wine that delivers a level of cautious brawn, intensity and fruit weight that sets this wine apart within the portfolio. The blend is 40% Cabernet Franc, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot, and the grapes all undergo a few months of appassimento. I've been asked about possible perception of VA (volatile acidity) that can sometimes appear in wines made with air-dried fruit. As a much-respected Italian colleague once told me, "serve a dare spalla," ("it gives a shoulder to the wine"), and I can't help but admire the beautifully lifted and upright quality of the bouquet that appears especially radiant and buoyant in this wine. The magic, whatever it is, works.

Product Detail

Item # 125457
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Sub-Region Veneto IGT
Ratings

96 - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2012
Color Red
ABV N/A
Varietal(s) Cabernet Franc
Size 1.5l
Closure Cork
Features
Taste tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper and green bean
Nose tobacco, broccoli, berry and flower