Pale straw-green. Fennel, mint, sage, celery and butter on the captivating nose, followed up by orange, tangerine and vanilla on the palate. Fresh but round, with a long tactile mouthfeel and repeating notes of butter and vanilla. A blend of 80% Garganega and a medley of other varieties, including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Trebbiano Toscano and the rare local variety called Saorin. This is the first ever Quintarelli Bianco to have been partially aged in oak, to help obtain a richer, rounder mouthfeel.
Score: 91 points -- Ian D'Agata, Vinous, June 2019
The late Giuseppe Quintarelli built a 60 year career as a Veronese winemaker and now the younger generation continues his legacy of quality. The 2017 Bianco Secco is a blend of Garganega, Trebbiano Toscano, and Sauvignon Blanc. After hand-picking, the grapes are pressed immediately before undergoing fermentation. On the nose, aromas of peach, lime, and honey with a crisp minerally palate. A unique wine that is sure to impress.