Italian Wine Legend Giuseppe Quintarelli Dies

Mitch Frank
Issue: April 30, 2012

Giuseppe Quintarelli, one of Valpolicella's most legendary winemakers, died Jan. 15. He was 84. Quintarelli had suffered from Parkinson's disease. "[He] was the guru of Valpolicella," said Romano Dal Forno, who studied under Quintarelli. "He was an example, especially in those years when quality was not the main concern of most winemakers." Wine Spectator's Mitch Frank reports.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands March 27, 2012.

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