Made in high-altitude mountain vineyards, this classy, fragrant Nebbiolo combines structure, depth, elegance and personality. It features enticing scents of pressed rose, Alpine herb, new leather, camphor and wild red berry while the lithe, delicous palate delivers raspberry compote, cinammon, tobacco and star anise alongside firm but extremely refined tannins. Bright acidity keeps it impeccably balanced and energized while a flinty mineral note lingers on the close. Just gorgeous. ~ Kerin O’Keefe, Wine Enthusiast
For those new to this winery and the wines, Ar.Pe.Pe, is an acronym for their founder Arturo Pelizzatti Perego. The wines featured here are each a magical expression for the Nebbiolo purist, as well as those that appreciate old school Burgundy and Rioja, or delicate wines of absolute finesse, acidity, chiseled structure, and quiet power. They truly are a unique expression of the land, and alongside Sandro Fay, and a few others, they are what make Valtellina so exciting to watch and taste. This is further heightened as we enter years that show the impact of global warming for these northmost winemaking regions. The wines are not inexpensive, but they are grueling to produce and arrive with seven years of age and the beginning of tertiary development. If you love discovering the magic of Nebbiolo, this is a chapter to read and experience. ~ Chris Deas, IWM
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