2012 Giuseppe Quintarelli 'Amabile del Cere' Passito Bianco Veneto 375mL
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Winemaker Notes: Italy’s equivalent of Château Yquem, this incarnation of their famous “Bandito” dessert wine celebrated its tenth birthday last year in Quintarelli’s cellar prior to release. If you want to give something truly special and one of a kind to a wine lover who has it all, look no further. The rarest of all the Quintarelli wines, it is named after a lost barrel that was hidden under food stores and undiscovered during a Nazi raid of the property during WWII. The barrel was discovered years later and the wine had aged beautifully.
Vinous - "The 2012 Amabile del Cerè is flat-out stunning, boasting a seductive display of baked apple, fig paste, mint, spiced orange and hints of burnt sugar. It’s weighty and textural yet full of vibrant energy, as floral-laced peach, honey and hints of buttercream give way to candied citrus and a note of brown sugar. This is unrelenting pleasure and opulence in a glass, as layer upon layer of contrasting sweet and sour notes repeatedly thrills the senses. It lingers for well over a minute with hints of tropical fruit and florals. The Amabile del Cere uses the same mix of Garganega, Trebbiano Toscano, Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Saorin as the Bianco Secco, yet it’s air-dried prior to vinification. It’s only produced in years when Quintarelli feels that the Bianco Secco is strong enough to stand on its own without the addition of the Amabile’s fruit. The 2012 should not be missed."