Giuseppe Quintarelli : Rosso del Bepi 2008

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Giuseppe Quintarelli's namesake 2008 Rosso del Bepi (made well before this legendary figure would pass away in 2012) is made in the so-called average vintages when Amarone is not produced. This wine replaces Amarone in those declassified years, meaning that we see Rosso del Bepi made in 2008 and next again in 2010. The estate's Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, however, is produced in 2009 and 2011. The final decision on which wine will be released is made just a few months before bottling. In very difficult years, neither wine is produced. I have reviewed the 2008 vintage currently on the market now, although the 2010 vintage of this wine was shortly to be released when I visited the estate (but I did not get a chance to taste it). This wine reflects the ideals of a classic blend of Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella (with a smaller percentage of other varieties mixed in for good measure), although you do feel some of the extra heat of the vintage, with some lingering sweetness on the close. The wine registers at 15.5% alcohol, and there are ripe nuances of dark fruit, sweet cherry and jammy blackberry. The wine is immediately open, accessible and beautiful, but like all of Quintarelli's releases, it would also benefit from additional aging.
VénétieVeneto
Alcool
15.5

Encépagement
Corvina/Corvinone/Rondinella/Cabernet Sauvignon/Nebbiolo/Croatina/Sangiovese

Vin liquoreux
Non

Pays
Italie

Mention qualité
IGT

Région
Vénétie

Appellation
Veneto

Couleur
Rouge

Producteur
Giuseppe Quintarelli

Parker
93+

Allergènes
Contient des sulfites