Cantina Ar.Pe.Pe.

Riserva Buon Consiglio Grumello Valtellina Superiore Nebbiolo

9.2223 ratings
9.280 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
Ira Schwartz

I am not sure if this bottle was not stored properly or just over the hill. A subdued nose that needed tons of air & coaxing but really never gave you what one expects from this producer. The palate very Italian, acid and structure, but flavors appeared muted & clenched rather than held back. Disappointing given what this producer is capable of.

I am not sure if this bottle was not stored properly or just over the hill. A subdued nose that needed tons of air & coaxing but really never gave you what one expects from this producer. The palate very Italian, acid and structure, but flavors appeared muted & clenched rather than held back. Disappointing given what this producer is capable of.

Aug 28th, 2022
Alex Wettersten

Excellent. Smoke, cherry, and a redwood forest like note. Super soft but present tannins and acid is still bright. Very grateful for this one.

Excellent. Smoke, cherry, and a redwood forest like note. Super soft but present tannins and acid is still bright. Very grateful for this one.

Jun 28th, 2019
Charles Hetzel

Incredible Nebbiolo with 70 day maceration with many years on ISO. It's a Burgundian lovers Nebbiolo with aromas of spice, smoke, fireplace, and velvet. Love it.

Incredible Nebbiolo with 70 day maceration with many years on ISO. It's a Burgundian lovers Nebbiolo with aromas of spice, smoke, fireplace, and velvet. Love it.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 15th, 2015
Jay McInerney

Novelist, Wine Critic Town & Country, Expensive Wino & Gastronaut

9.2

Pretty fragrant with just the right amount of fruit. Could be an 01 griottes Chambertin. Thanks to Alex at Babbo.

Pretty fragrant with just the right amount of fruit. Could be an 01 griottes Chambertin. Thanks to Alex at Babbo.

2 people found it helpfulNov 19th, 2014
Josh Morgenthau

Chestnuts! Tart attack leads to musty, earthy, forest floor notes. Silky, dry, gentle tannins. Feels at its peak.

Improved on day 3. Continuing to reveal herbal/citrus peel notes. Really lovely.

Chestnuts! Tart attack leads to musty, earthy, forest floor notes. Silky, dry, gentle tannins. Feels at its peak.

Improved on day 3. Continuing to reveal herbal/citrus peel notes. Really lovely.

1 person found it helpfulDec 25th, 2020
Ryan Foss

Killer high altitude Nebbiolo. Drinks like a top 1er cru Burgundy

Killer high altitude Nebbiolo. Drinks like a top 1er cru Burgundy

Sep 17th, 2016
Gerald Montoya

Lovely. Cherry, fig, licorice, pine, stones, and edges of smoke. Opens up beautifully with an hour in the decanter. 11 years is the perfect time for the tannins to integrate leaving a soft and supple texture. I dare someone not to love this wine.

Lovely. Cherry, fig, licorice, pine, stones, and edges of smoke. Opens up beautifully with an hour in the decanter. 11 years is the perfect time for the tannins to integrate leaving a soft and supple texture. I dare someone not to love this wine.

Feb 23rd, 2016
Chris Scanlan

Sales Amy Atwood Imports

9.2

When people compare Nebbiolo to Red Burgundy, this should be what they are talking about. Sweet, musty nose. Bright, acidic, yet velvety palate. Still has many years left.

When people compare Nebbiolo to Red Burgundy, this should be what they are talking about. Sweet, musty nose. Bright, acidic, yet velvety palate. Still has many years left.

Feb 16th, 2016
Lulu McAllister

Soul fo real.

Soul fo real.

Feb 6th, 2016
frank delzio

Soooo good

Soooo good

Sep 30th, 2015