1990 Quintarelli Recioto, July 19 at Tony’s…
The wines of Quintarelli, wrote Antonio Galloni in Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate in 2007, are “objects of desire among the world’s most well-heeled collectors,” wines jealously coveted and highly allocated in part because “pricing is astronomical even at the cellar door.”
For the ICONS OF ITALIAN WINE dinner on July 19, Tony will be opening one of the great treasures of his cellar: the 1990 Recioto della Valpolicella Riserva by Giuseppe Quintarelli.
“They called Quintarelli the ‘King of the Veneto,’” recounts Tony, who began collecting the wines in the 1980s long before most American collectors began to take notice.
Quintarelli passed away in January 2012, “but in 1990, when Quintarelli harvested the grapes for this extraordinary wine,” said Tony, “he was in his prime. It’s one of the reasons that I am particularly happy to be sharing it with my guests: I feel it’s drinking very well right now.”
Giuseppe Quintarelli’s Recioto della Valpolicella Riserva “remains one of the greatest wines I have ever tasted,” wrote Galloni in the Wine Adovcate. When the wines are at their best, he added, “they have no peers.”
Tony is thrilled to be sharing this truly peerless wine with his guests on July 19.
Space for the dinner is filling up fast: to reserve please call (713) 622-6778.
Tony Vallone presents
ICONS OF ITALIAN WINE:
AN IN-DEPTH JOURNEY THROUGH
THE GREAT WINE REGIONS OF ITALY
with Italian wine expert & author
Jeremy Parzen, Ph.D.
Thursday, July 19
$250 per person
(plus tax and gratuity)
only 40 seats available
please call (713) 622-6778 to reserve
3755 Richmond Ave.
Houston TX 77046