Cantina Ar.Pe.Pe.

Riserva Buon Consiglio Grumello Valtellina Superiore Nebbiolo

9.287 ratings
9.234 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
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
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
frank delzio

Soooo good

Soooo good

Sep 30th, 2015
Michael Pitts

Barbaresco with a drop of Cerasuolo. Great fruit, seductive acid.

Barbaresco with a drop of Cerasuolo. Great fruit, seductive acid.

Jun 23rd, 2015
Scott Barber

Wine Educator Meadowood Napa Valley

9.4

The Burgundy bottles show more development due to extended maceration and adding. Vinous and complex

The Burgundy bottles show more development due to extended maceration and adding. Vinous and complex

Jun 20th, 2015
John Jansma

Has to be one of the best wines I have ever tasted. Giacosa has a wine to look up to. Fresh but mature, bright but thoughtful, the perfect harmony of all components. A Masterpiece.

Has to be one of the best wines I have ever tasted. Giacosa has a wine to look up to. Fresh but mature, bright but thoughtful, the perfect harmony of all components. A Masterpiece.

May 13th, 2015
Wanda Cole

Valtellina's finest expression of Nebbiolo

Valtellina's finest expression of Nebbiolo

Apr 30th, 2015
Anthony Filiberti

Winemaker Knez Winery & Anthill Farms

9.1

So delicate and pretty

So delicate and pretty

Apr 9th, 2015