The ‘Bepi’ (named for the late great Giuseppe Quintarelli) is produced in years when the estate deems quality too low to make their flagship. ‘Low’, at Quintarelli, being an incredibly relative term of course. It is made in the same appassimento manner as its famed stablemate, and sold for around half the price.
In more difficult years, neither the ‘Amarone’ or ‘Bepi’ are made.
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.
93 points, Vinous (May 2017)