Wine Advocate | Rating: 93The 2002 Rosso del Bepi flows with tons of elegance in its dark red fruit, cocoa, spices, sage, and crushed flowers. This is a beautifully rich, concentrated red with gorgeous length, finessed tannins and superb overall balance. Rosso del Bepi is the label Quintarelli uses for wines that don't meet his exacting standards for Amarone. While the 2002 Rosso del Bepi doesn't quite have the requisite richness to be an Amarone, it is a totally compelling, harmonious wine all the same. It is a superb bottle for the dinner table, where its mineral-infused brightness will pair well with food.Drink Dates: 2011-2022Author: Antonio Galloni
Self | Rating: 95Outstanding bottle of wine. Really knocked our socks off. Big, started off like a Bordeaux, with lots of tannin. After about 2 hours decanting, the wine was marvelous. Deep, rich, not overly complicated, but full if fruit. A smoothness to this wine which felt like a big CA Cabernet, but without the juice bomb which would follow. Just a wonderful drinking experience!Author: Charley
"Valpolicella's magician." "The master of the Veneto." "The patriarch of Amarone." "The traditionalist." Not bad for a winemaker who simply follows the winemaking customs of his forefathers. Giuseppe Quintarelli's hand-written labels are easy to recognize and his wines fit the idiosyncratic style. Since 1924, his family has made wine from grapes grown on steep slopes on the outskirts of Negrar. For his highly-regarded Amarone, he still dries the grapes in an attic room, ages the wine for years in large Slavenian casks, and holds the wines from release until he is sure of their readiness. His magic has worked, as he has turned some of Veneto's most traditional wines into luxury icons.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 299 bottles owned
- 28 collectors
- Average collector rating: 95
(Out of 28 collectors)