ARPEPE

Rosso di Valtellina Nebbiolo

9.069 ratings
8.89 pro ratings
Valtellina, Sondrio, Lombardia, Italy
Nebbiolo
Top Notes For
Matt Lasater

Angular, lean, deeply mineral, all skeleton. Tannins are firm, fine, persistent, love the length and drying finish this has. Rustic, earthy, VA present but lifting. Very tense. Great value.

Angular, lean, deeply mineral, all skeleton. Tannins are firm, fine, persistent, love the length and drying finish this has. Rustic, earthy, VA present but lifting. Very tense. Great value.

Apr 16th, 2019
Joyce Lin

Violet with red cherry, tart and sour cherry, slightly herbal, leathery with hint of tobacco leaf, somewhat spicy and smoky. High acidity, med plus to high tannin, bone dry and med body. Still too young to drink. Suggest decanting for at least 30 min before drinking.

Violet with red cherry, tart and sour cherry, slightly herbal, leathery with hint of tobacco leaf, somewhat spicy and smoky. High acidity, med plus to high tannin, bone dry and med body. Still too young to drink. Suggest decanting for at least 30 min before drinking.

Aug 16th, 2018
Darren Dittrich

Bright sour cherry, rustic farmhouse notes, balanced tannins = delicious. Love the ARPEPE wines.

Bright sour cherry, rustic farmhouse notes, balanced tannins = delicious. Love the ARPEPE wines.

Aug 1st, 2018
Kiley Baker

Certified Specialist of Wine/Educator/Owner of Wine Genie LLC

9.1

Loved this Nebbiolo. Tavernetta, Denver

Loved this Nebbiolo. Tavernetta, Denver

Apr 14th, 2018
Andrew Lohse

Smoky tar, cherry jolly rancher. Earthy palate: underbrush, pitting soil. Dried herb savory note (slight green olive, as well) right up there with plump red fruit. Terrific wine - don’t miss.

Smoky tar, cherry jolly rancher. Earthy palate: underbrush, pitting soil. Dried herb savory note (slight green olive, as well) right up there with plump red fruit. Terrific wine - don’t miss.

Jan 17th, 2018
Taylor Rex Robertson

Unique Nebbiolo flavor with slightly lighter color density. Still presents with classic tar and dried herb aromas, but with more pronounced ripe red fruits compared to its local Nebbiolo cousins. Tannins are still firm but more velvety with good acid structure. Alcohol is noticeably lighter for the varietal making it perhaps too easy to drink!

Unique Nebbiolo flavor with slightly lighter color density. Still presents with classic tar and dried herb aromas, but with more pronounced ripe red fruits compared to its local Nebbiolo cousins. Tannins are still firm but more velvety with good acid structure. Alcohol is noticeably lighter for the varietal making it perhaps too easy to drink!

1 person found it helpfulJan 20th, 2019
Nate Wall

Winemaker at Troon Vineyard

7.2

Yeah, this is super young to be opening a mtn Nebbiolo. But very disappointed with his wine compared to prior vintages and virtually all things Arpepe. This was super tight, almost completely vegetal, with nary a huge bit of fruit to be found. Maybe a bad bottle, maybe a bad vintage. Bummer.

Yeah, this is super young to be opening a mtn Nebbiolo. But very disappointed with his wine compared to prior vintages and virtually all things Arpepe. This was super tight, almost completely vegetal, with nary a huge bit of fruit to be found. Maybe a bad bottle, maybe a bad vintage. Bummer.

1 person found it helpfulJan 2nd, 2018
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.1

Really pretty and fruit centered Valtellina. As is generally true for the DOC, this is softer and a bit more floral than its nebbiolo cousins to the south. Accessible now, great with a wide variety of food, and plenty of development to come. Nice value.

Really pretty and fruit centered Valtellina. As is generally true for the DOC, this is softer and a bit more floral than its nebbiolo cousins to the south. Accessible now, great with a wide variety of food, and plenty of development to come. Nice value.

May 5th, 2017
Joe Weinberger

From magnum. Cherries and herbs with good acidity and firm tannins.

From magnum. Cherries and herbs with good acidity and firm tannins.

May 31st, 2019
Sally Neal

Sour cherry firm Nebbiolo.

Sour cherry firm Nebbiolo.

Apr 20th, 2019