ARPEPE 2013 Sassella Rocce Rosse Riserva

Regular price £69
1 in stock

Valtellina is the other great Nebbiolo wine. Everyone has heard of Barolo and Barbaresco, but Valtellina is still relatively under-appreciated. It's much further north of course. So far north that it is up in the Alps, practically on the Swiss border. Here the vineyards are sheer granite. To maintain them is a gruelling exercise, with everything done by hand under the baking sun. ARPEPE are masterful, old-school Valtellina producers and this wine is possibly their best. It's from a single vineyard site in the heart of the best part of Valtellina. Made slowly and gently, with periods of ageing in old chestnut barrels, concrete vats and bottle, it is released only after many years when it is finally ready to drink.

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.

Wine Sassella Rocce Rosse Riserva
Producer ARPEPE
Vintage 2013
Style Red
Blend 100% Nebbiolo
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Appellation Valtellina Superiore
Organic No
Biodynamic No
Vegan Yes
Alcohol 13%
Size 75cl

To most UK postcodes outside our local area we offer:

  • FREE delivery when you spend £150+
  • A flat delivery rate of £9.95 for smaller orders
  • Delivery in 1-2 working days

We despatch our orders during our shop opening hours via a next working day courier service.

We deliver ourselves to our local area (TQ1-TQ12). Deliveries are free to TQ9 when you spend £20+, and free to other local postcodes when you spend £50+. For smaller local orders we charge £4.95. You can also choose to collect your order from our Totnes shop.

Full delivery charges

Deliveries to some areas of the UK and Ireland take longer and cost more (or less, if you're local to us). When you check out online, the correct charge will be added according to your postcode.

Area Charge Free on orders of
Most of the UK £9.95 £150+
Totnes (TQ9) £4.95 £20+
Near Totnes (TQ1-8, TQ10-12) £4.95 £50+
Isle of Wight £19.95 £400+
Scottish Highlands £19.95 £400+
Scottish Offshore £24.95 £500+
Northern Ireland £19.95 £400+
Dublin £24.95 £500+
Ireland (not Dublin) £29.95 £500+

For delivery to any other country, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man, contact us and we can provide a quote.


If you change your mind - no problem. We accept returns up to 28 days from delivery.