ARPEPE 2017 Rosso de ValtellinaRegular price £28
ARPEPE are seriously old-school artisan producers. They have to be. Their alpine vineyards are on sheer, south-facing granite terraces that simply have to be worked by hand. In the winery, the traditional approach continues with gentle winemaking in old chestnut barrels. Their Rosso di Valtellina is an early-drinking wine made with fruit from their lowest altitude Nebbiolo vines.
Minerally, dusty cranberry and raspberry nose of great appeal with a hint of stalks. Fresh, succulent and elegant and with a very long, vibrant finish.
17++ pointsWalter Speller, JancisRobinson.com, 10/06/2019
350-400m up in the alps near the Swiss border. Sheer, south-facing granite slopes, 50 year old vines. Aged in a mix of chestnut casks, concrete and bottle before release.
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