2008 Giuseppe Quintarelli Rosso Del BepiBlend from Italy
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"Vine Age: 30 years average. Grapes are harvested during multiple passages through the vineyard for the optimum quality of the different grape varieties and for different style...
- 93 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
93 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
"In 2008, Quintarelli did not bottle Amarone, but instead chose to declassify the juice into Rosso del Bepi. Fragrant and expressive, with a good deal of aromatic nuance, the Rosso is a terrific choice for readers who want to explore the Quintarelli style, without splurging for one of the flagship Amarones."
"Vine Age: 30 years average. Grapes are harvested during multiple passages through the vineyard for the optimum quality of the different grape varieties and for different styles of wine. The different wines do not correspond to unique parcels of vines. Amarone is only produced in exceptional years, in "average" years, the wine is declassified and bottled as Rosso del Bepi. In poor years neither Amarone nor Ross del Bepi is produced. Careful selection of grapes during harvest. After harvest, grapes sit in wooden boxes or on rush mats. Careful attention is paid to the positioning of the grapes so the passerillage can occur naturally. Noble rot starts to appear in November and develops mostly in January. Grapes are pressed at the end of January and after 20 days of maceration, alcoholic fermentation begins with indigenous yeasts, fermentation lasts 45 days. Wine is then racked and ages in Slavonian oak barrels for seven years. Alcoholic fermentation continues during this aging period creating a dry wine." -Importer
93 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous
|Varietal(s)||Corvina, Rondinella, Cabernet Sauvignon, Nebbiolo, Croatina|
|Taste||chocolate, mocha, fig, earth, raisin, cranberry, plum, currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, smoke, earthy, strawberry, red fruit and raspberry|
|Nose||chocolate, mocha, fig, earth, raisin, cranberry, plum, currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, truffle, leather, vanilla, earthy, strawberry, asparagus, green pepper and red fruit|