Brescia, Lombardia

Cantina Ar.Pe.Pe.

Ultimi Raggi Sassella Valtellina Superiore Nebbiolo 2006

Beautifully mature with velvet tannins, vibrant acidity and a great balance of lingering primary aromas and well developed tertiary qualities. Rose, violet, sour cherry, black cherry, dried cranberry, tobacco leaf, tar, and forest floor. Exceptionally long finish, very harmonious. Beautiful wine that should last another five years at least. — a day ago

Ira, vinokeeno and 2 others liked this

Bruno Giacosa

Extra Brut Spumante Pinot Noir 2015

Really interesting when it got towards room temperature. This interesting mix of cream and tabgerine notes that was quite unlike most champagne I have had. Worth buying once definitely but a repeat buyer idk. The finish early on was a little lacking to me? When it was cold it didn’t taste like anything great. Let it warm a bit! — a month ago

Ca' del Bosco

Cuvée Prestige Franciacorta Brut Chardonnay Blend

3-17-23 for wedding anniversary with friends. Just keeps going and going. — 2 months ago

Cantina Ar.Pe.Pe.

Il Pettirosso Terrazze Retiche di Sondrio Nebbiolo 2018

Nose is cherry and … magic. Swirling perfume.

Palate is perfect early season cherry. So sweet”. Man they get great fruit. Mineral. The memory of lemon pith.

Such a great estate.
— 23 days ago

Ira, Lyle and 3 others liked this

Fratelli Branca Distillerie

Antica Formula Vermouth di Giuseppe B. Carpano

Makes a fantastic Negroni! — 2 months ago

LM, Laura and 4 others liked this

Ca' Lojera

Lugana Trebbiano 2021

Very nice and unusual white. Turbiana from near lake Garda. Odd grape - seems like we don’t know if it’s really trebbiano or Verdicchio. Salty and acidic in a good way. Quite a good value. — 3 months ago

Lyle, Jason and 4 others liked this

Cantina Ar.Pe.Pe.

Rosso di Valtellina Nebbiolo 2013

Brick color, mushroom aroma. A bit herb, spicy. Getting showered concentration. Tanning is softened. Liquor like. 4 hours decanting is necessary, then over 9.0 2013 @1150, Kping-, 230512 — 16 days ago

Cantina Ar.Pe.Pe.

Riserva Rocca de Piro Grumello Valtellina Superiore Nebbiolo 2015

N:Very savory nose, leather and dried plums, rose petals, smoke. deep cherries. Keeps changing.( 2 hrs decant)
P: Dry…Leather, tree bark, mushrooms, cherries,( but concentrated dried)
These notes before Bolognese, so I’m expecting some change. The mouthfeel and delicato of this mountain Nebbiolo is ridiculous.
We love AR PE PE
Thanks@ FassSelections
— a month ago

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Byron, Ray and 8 others liked this

Cà dei Frati

I Frati Lugana Turbiana 2020

I believe this is trebbiano. Nice mid-palate surprise. Better than it looks. — 3 months ago

Austin, Lyle and 5 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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Trebbiano di Lugana (Turbiana)?
Austin Hohnke

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It is my understanding through reps and Googling that DNA testing showed Turbiana is in fact Verdicchio. The Wine Bible doesn’t specify “Trebbiano di Lugana” though.
Austin Hohnke

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But I also could just be wrong. Perhaps this is even the more likely scenario.