Rosso di Valtellina, Ar Pe Pe
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Rosso di Valtellina, Ar Pe Pe - 2020

Item # 24503 750mL

Ar. Pe. Pe. is one of the best traditional wineries from the mountain region of Valtellina near the Swiss border. Here, the Nebbiolo grape attains the finesse and precision of Pinot Noir. This scrumptious, Burgundy-style red is full of sweet red berries and a firm tannic grip on the end.

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What if I told you that some of the finest Nebbiolo in Italy is found outside of Piedmont. Would you believe me? All doubt will be removed once you try a bottle from ARPEPE. Located in the Alps, this is mountain Nebbiolo at its finest. Supremely aromatic, elegant, yet full of life and personality, Nebbiolo from Valtellina is known locally as Chiavennasca. The vineyards are terraced and quite steep. The soil is rocky and the growing season is very long. All of this works together to produce Nebbiolo that explodes with unique character and a distinctive rocky minerality. It is incredibly laborious to work these vineyards, but the reward is in the bottle. ARPEPE sets the standard for this region, and for traditional Nebbiolo in general.




Home to lighter-bodied renditions of Nebbiolo from the villages of Grumello and Sassella, Lombardy produces the unique interpretations of Nebbiolo called Sfursat (or Sforzato). With these wines, the mountain-grown Nebbiolo grapes are dried for several months in the Amarone style, yielding reds of extraordinary depth and very pronounced aromas of red flowers and crystallized red fruit. While aged Sfursat/Sforzato is highly enjoyable and quite sought-after, we find its youthful exuberance...

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