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ArPePe Valtellina Superiore Riserva Sassella Ultimi Raggi 2013 750ml
ArPePe Valtellina Superiore Riserva Sassella Ultimi Raggi 2013 750ml


 
Price: $109.99
Special Price: $97.99

ID: 30513
Vintage 2013
Producer: ArPePe
Varietal(s): Nebbiolo
Color: Red

Availability: Subject to availability
Product Code: RD11370
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Description Sub Region Producer Notes
 
Christopher Deas, Italian Wine Merchants: “It is another Riserva that is seldom produced and that has only happened nine times for the Sassella Nouva Regina in past forty years 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2013. Here the grapes are sourced from the highest point within a subplot of Sassella 600+ meters in altitude. It is also the latest selection of grapes to be picked, which typically happens in mid-November. The grapes essentially dry on the vine and are more concentrated. The crushed juice then spends a month on the skins and another three to four years in large old chestnut casks. This is the warmer expression of the group with sweeter fruit. This is not a sforzato, and while there is concentration, it is never cloying and remains incredibly light on its feet. It is absolutely delicious, and simply more outgoing than the other expressions listed here. You can expect nuances of macerated cherries, wild berries, red licorice, crushed flowers, dancing on a base of minerality and salinity. For myself, it is the perfect winter wine that I want at the dinner table to share with friends and family.”


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