Cantina Ar.Pe.Pe.

Riserva Rocca de Piro Grumello Valtellina Superiore Nebbiolo

9.2253 ratings
9.275 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
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.5

Stunning nose. I adore 17 at Ar Pe Pe. So elegant and finesse driven with stunning aromas. Just in your face soppy cherries, confectionery cherries and vivid roses, tar and tobacco on a bed of minerality. This is so expressive. Juicy and sweet and just so transparent and complex. Finely grained tannins and lovely freshness and purity. Terrific opulence and inner mouth aromas. Ripe and crunchy tannins and a silky texture and a lovely pitter patter of an elegant, expressive and persistent finish. Gorgeous wine. Knocked me out. The drinkability right out of the gates is remarkable as is the freshness. Wonderful vintage for this.

Stunning nose. I adore 17 at Ar Pe Pe. So elegant and finesse driven with stunning aromas. Just in your face soppy cherries, confectionery cherries and vivid roses, tar and tobacco on a bed of minerality. This is so expressive. Juicy and sweet and just so transparent and complex. Finely grained tannins and lovely freshness and purity. Terrific opulence and inner mouth aromas. Ripe and crunchy tannins and a silky texture and a lovely pitter patter of an elegant, expressive and persistent finish. Gorgeous wine. Knocked me out. The drinkability right out of the gates is remarkable as is the freshness. Wonderful vintage for this.

Sep 10th, 2022
Josh Morgenthau

These aged ARPEPE riservas are no joke. Real bricking, ruby-brown almost to the core. Full on tertiary. But also very pretty from the get go: chestnuts, barley porridge, cherry juice, baking spice, dried oregano. And that beautiful cool core Valtellina character. Nothing left to be desired on the palate either, long tart, smooth and resonant. Very precise and impressive.

These aged ARPEPE riservas are no joke. Real bricking, ruby-brown almost to the core. Full on tertiary. But also very pretty from the get go: chestnuts, barley porridge, cherry juice, baking spice, dried oregano. And that beautiful cool core Valtellina character. Nothing left to be desired on the palate either, long tart, smooth and resonant. Very precise and impressive.

Nov 19th, 2021
Lee Pitofsky

@ Verve Wine & Provisions

@ Verve Wine & Provisions

Apr 25th, 2021
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

No formal notes. Gorgeous.

No formal notes. Gorgeous.

Jan 17th, 2021
Ashley Loafman

Nebbiolo perfection. What more could I say? Let it breathe at least an hour before consuming.

Nebbiolo perfection. What more could I say? Let it breathe at least an hour before consuming.

Apr 18th, 2020
Matt Perlman

Needed a few minutes to open up but wonderfully aromatic and silky smooth. Sour cherry with floral and herbal aromatics.

Needed a few minutes to open up but wonderfully aromatic and silky smooth. Sour cherry with floral and herbal aromatics.

Dec 11th, 2019
Brian S

Took time for the Brett to fade away, ended up being silky, rustic and lush.

Took time for the Brett to fade away, ended up being silky, rustic and lush.

Sep 10th, 2018
Sarah Sutel Looper

Strawberry, tart-n-tiny red cherries, pink & red rosebuds. Tannins take a minute to show themselves. Earth, dried porcini. Delish!

Strawberry, tart-n-tiny red cherries, pink & red rosebuds. Tannins take a minute to show themselves. Earth, dried porcini. Delish!

1 person found it helpfulSep 24th, 2015
Chris Paul

Wine Educator Copain Wines

7.9

Savory and spice aromas. Ruby color. Cinnamon. High acid, low tannin. Faded fruit. It's had its time.

Savory and spice aromas. Ruby color. Cinnamon. High acid, low tannin. Faded fruit. It's had its time.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 4th, 2015
Christine Martin

Prosciutto, leather, dried cherries and rose petals. An elegant Nebbiolo.

Prosciutto, leather, dried cherries and rose petals. An elegant Nebbiolo.

1 person found it helpfulJun 2nd, 2014