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Riserva Rocce Rosse Sassella Valtellina Superiore Nebbiolo

9.317 ratings
9.36 pro ratings
Valtellina, Sondrio, Lombardia, Italy
Nebbiolo
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9.3

The 2007 Valtellina Superiore Sassella Riserva Rocce Rosse is another superb wine from Ar.Pe.Pe. Four years in cask and several more in bottle - along with the personality of the year - yielded a relatively soft Valtellina Superiore with gentle contours and plenty of appeal. Readers who prefer wines with delineation and energy will find those qualities more expressed in some of the other wines in this range. The 2007 Rocce Rosse, on the other hand, is a relatively easygoing wine that can be enjoyed with minimal fanfare. It also appears to be on a relatively fast curve of aging. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2020)

The 2007 Valtellina Superiore Sassella Riserva Rocce Rosse is another superb wine from Ar.Pe.Pe. Four years in cask and several more in bottle - along with the personality of the year - yielded a relatively soft Valtellina Superiore with gentle contours and plenty of appeal. Readers who prefer wines with delineation and energy will find those qualities more expressed in some of the other wines in this range. The 2007 Rocce Rosse, on the other hand, is a relatively easygoing wine that can be enjoyed with minimal fanfare. It also appears to be on a relatively fast curve of aging. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2020)

Apr 28th, 2020
Davide Gilioli

Newly released nebbiolo, 10 years after harvest it is still young and fresh, but it already revealed hints of dried violets, blueberries, sweet tobacco and eucalyptus. Its elegant tannins at the palate, jointly with a tense and red fruit acidity, makes it really pleasant to drink immediately, but the suggestion is to keep it for other 10 years to find deeper aromas. Great job, Arpepe Winery!

Newly released nebbiolo, 10 years after harvest it is still young and fresh, but it already revealed hints of dried violets, blueberries, sweet tobacco and eucalyptus. Its elegant tannins at the palate, jointly with a tense and red fruit acidity, makes it really pleasant to drink immediately, but the suggestion is to keep it for other 10 years to find deeper aromas. Great job, Arpepe Winery!

Dec 1st, 2017
Ian Hamel

Spring 2020. This had a stunning nose of sandalwood and pandan - unique and very evocative (for me, of Bali). Flavorful but ethereal.

Spring 2020. This had a stunning nose of sandalwood and pandan - unique and very evocative (for me, of Bali). Flavorful but ethereal.

Jun 28th, 2020
Zimran Ahmed

Velvet glove. Iron fist.

Velvet glove. Iron fist.

Apr 19th, 2020
Christine T

Good structure, soft tannins, nice ripe dried fruits once it opened up

Good structure, soft tannins, nice ripe dried fruits once it opened up

Sep 19th, 2018
Anaïs Jollivet

Nebbiolo !
#girls

Nebbiolo !
#girls

Dec 10th, 2017
Ken Wu

At Bicerin, Milan, with veal cheeks and polenta.

At Bicerin, Milan, with veal cheeks and polenta.

Nov 19th, 2017
Ralph DiBiasi

Ralph had this a year ago

Ralph had this a year ago

Aug 16th, 2019
Michele Ouellet

Vintner Lorenza Rosé

9.2

Michele had this 2 years ago

Michele had this 2 years ago

May 4th, 2018