The Grand Master Gift



For the red wine lover who enjoys big, bold 100% appassimento style wine! This Gran Q 2012 is tucked inside a single bottle wooden box.

Gran Q 2012

This wine was created as an homage to the late Grand Master of Amarone wines – Giuseppe Quintarelli.

Tasting Notes
The dark ruby colour and enticing aromas all lead towards this very big, rich, smooth and intense wine! Copious flavours of black cherry, cassis, blackberry, fig, and tobacco marry with subtle oak notes envelop the palate and the extremely long, warm, lingering finish.

Winemaker Notes
This wine is 100% appassimento of each varietal of Cabernet Sauvignon (51%), Cabernet Franc (32%), and Merlot (17%). The grapes were meticulously hand harvested between late September and mid October then naturally dried in the appassimento method for 105 days, allowing some of the water to evaporate which produces a more dense, concentrated juice. After a slow fermentation on the skins, the wine is then pressed, and aged for 28 months in select French and American oak barrels.

This wine can be enjoyed young but will definitely age for 15 years or more under proper cellaring conditions. Collectors of our 100% appassimento wines will want to hang onto this wonderfully balanced wine.

Wine and Food Pairing
This wine pairs naturally with grilled red meats, roasts, Chateaubriand, game meats, full flavoured chocolate desserts, blue cheeses… or with a cigar in front of the fire.

Awards and Accolades for Previous Vintages:

93 Points – Rick Vansickle, Wines in Niagara, November 3, 2014 – “This is Foreign Affair owner Len Crispino’s dedication to the late Giuseppe Quintarelli, Valpolicella’s most famous maker of Amarone wines. Quintarelli is his hero, the one who inspired him most to follow his path in Niagara. He and his wife Marisa flew to Veneto unannounced to see if they could talk to Giuseppe about making Amarone wines in Canada. Crispino was granted a meeting with the winemaker but arrived a half hour late because the winery is unmarked along a secluded road. Once he found the home and winery of Giuseppe he was made to wait a half hour (the amount of time he was late) before he got a few words with the man.

“He told me to ‘follow my dreams and you’ll get what you want,’ ” laughs Crispino. He left but not before asking for a photo, which Giuseppe insisted must be taken with his wife as well.”

The Grand Master Gift – $183.84 plus shipping

These Gift Collections can only be delivered in Ontario. Please call us for Gift Collections and shipping charges to other provinces. Person of legal drinking age must sign for delivery.

If you can’t find what you are looking for, call us at (905) 562-9898 (daily from 11 am to 5 pm) and we’ll work with you to create that perfect gift:
• Customized gift collections
• Foreign Affair Wine Club
• Gift cards
• Wine accessories
• Alessi products

If you have any questions or want to place your order by phone, please call us at the winery at (905) 562-9898. We are open daily from 11 am to 5 pm. Or send an email to

Additional Information

Weight 2.533 kg
Dimensions 39 x 20 x 15 cm