IT-ARP-01-18

Rosso di Valtellina, ARPEPE

Rosso di Valtellina, ARPEPE
  • 100% Chiavennasca (Nebbiolo)
  • 50-100-year-old vines
  • Sourced from lower slopes of Sassella and Grumello vineyards at 350-400 meters
  • South/east exposure.  110-day maceration on the skins
  • Aged 6-12 mo. in 50 -hectoliter untoasted casks
  • 4,000 cases produced annually
  • First vintage 2003

 

Producer:
Vintage:
2018
Country:
Italy
Region:
Lombardia
Appellation:
Rosso di Valtellina
Variety:
Nebbiolo
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Press & Reviews

Decanter

Score:
90
Date:
2020-11-01
Review:
Since 2014, Ar Pe Pe has been experimenting with longer macerations seeking greater complexity and balance. This Rosso sees a lengthy 130 days on the skins. Self-assured yet unpretentious, it offers oodles of joyous drinkability. While the summer of 2018 was warmer than average, the cool nights leading up to harvest helped preserve aromas. Scents of tea and white pepper are assertive and focussed. The palate is lithe, lovely and fluid, with powdery tannins melting into the strawberry core. It finishes clean with a peppermint twist.