October 22, 2019
A Note from Sergio
Giuseppe Quintarelli made wines like no one else on earth, and his wines have always left me speechless. His rocket ship Amarones and perception-altering Valpolicellas were among the wines we carried when we first opened IWM in 1999, and they are wines that continue to blow me away every time I drink one. When Giuseppe passed on in 2012, I felt sad--the wine world had lost one of its legends. But I also felt heartened. Bepi, as the people who loved him called him, had been blessed with a large, healthy, tight-knit family, and many members had learned his magic at his knee. The Master of the Veneto was gone, but his legacy would live on.Today's Featured Sections Include:
Today, I'm very proud to bring you a new release from Quintarelli, it's 2010 Rosso del Bepi, a rare release of this "insider's" wine. An IGT bottling, Quintarelli's Rosso del Bepi could be an Amarone--it was made the same way, and it aged as long as Amarone wines coming from most other estates (although not as long as Quintarelli's Amarone customarily ages)--but it didn't meet Quintarelli's ultra high standards. But make no mistake: this wine is rich, and luscious, and gorgeous. There's no 2010 Quintarelli Amarone--the estate bypassed the vintage by declassifying the wine--but this Rosso del Bepi should keep you happy. It's Quintarelli, after all, and it's incredible.
1. Spotlight on Excellence: Debuting Quintarelli 2010 Rosso del Bepi
2. Anniversary Event: IWM's 20th Anniversary Celebration!
3. Wine Events: Upcoming October / November Wine Tasting Events