ARPEPE

Rosso di Valtellina Nebbiolo

9.075 ratings
8.89 pro ratings
Valtellina, Sondrio, Lombardia, Italy
Nebbiolo
Lamb, Goose, Potato, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Beef, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Veal, White Rice, Herbs, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Pork, Game, Exotic Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
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
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.

2 people found it helpfulApr 16th, 2019
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
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.

1 person found it helpfulAug 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.

1 person found it helpfulAug 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

1 person found it helpfulApr 14th, 2018
Ellen Clifford

Drink with your kickass girlfriends wine. Valtellina Nebbiolo is that beautiful combo of hard and soft. Roses and dirty dirty dirt. The best lady of a wine. I’d marry it. This wine would make me eggs and slap me when I said something wrong minded. It might spoon me too if I’m lucky

Drink with your kickass girlfriends wine. Valtellina Nebbiolo is that beautiful combo of hard and soft. Roses and dirty dirty dirt. The best lady of a wine. I’d marry it. This wine would make me eggs and slap me when I said something wrong minded. It might spoon me too if I’m lucky

1 person found it helpfulFeb 3rd, 2018
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
Cesar R.

Pure finesse

Pure finesse

Sep 30th, 2019