Gran Q 2015
Dedicated to the Gran Master of Amarone—Giuseppe Quintarelli, an inspiration to our Founders. On the nose, aromas of dried cherry, figs, currants and dates, toasted oak, baking spices, and a hint of eucalyptus. The palate has rich flavours of cherry, cocoa, fig and chocolate pastry. Powerful yet balanced with a long and complex finish.
Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon 35%, Merlot 29%, Cabernet Franc 18%, Petit Verdot 18%
Styles: 100% Appassimento
750ml Bottle & 16.9% alc./vol
Two years (2013 & 2014) of harsh winters resulted in a slightly reduced harvest for the 2015 vintage. The grapes were smaller in size giving a higher skin to juice ratio. This produced a wine with deep colour and complex flavours. This wine is a blend of our appassimento Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot grapes and Petit Verdot. The grapes were harvested throughout October then dried naturally for 60 days. This wine fermented on the skins, was pressed, and then aged for in select French and American oak barrels for 18 months. Enjoy now after a lengthy decant, or continue to cellar through to the year 2030.
This wine pairs well with beef and game roasts, prime rib, braised duck breast, veal shanks, dark chocolate, and firm and blue cheeses.