Cantina Ar.Pe.Pe.

Riserva Rocce Rosse Sassella Valtellina Superiore Nebbiolo

9.3394 ratings
9.4136 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
Ralph DiBiasi

Elegant , maraschino cherries , soft soft tannins

Elegant , maraschino cherries , soft soft tannins

Mar 22nd, 2022
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.8

Arpepe is like Valtellina cheat code. Nose is ripe but reigned in and just gorgeous. Stunning ripe mid to late season cherry. Spice, smoke. So elegant and subtle. I know this will unfurl as the night goes on. Insanely pure and complex tar notes. Just so vivid. Beautiful. Palate is stupid wonderful. Sweet, succulent and supple. So fresh. So much energy and preposterous length. My goodness the delicacy here is Bartolo level. Elite roses now on the nose. Overpowering. Sickness. Amazing mouthfeel. Haunting, intense and delicate. Wow. The balance is incredible as is the finesse. Wow. I’m speechless. Maybe best arpepe I’ve ever had. The tannins are just so fine.

Arpepe is like Valtellina cheat code. Nose is ripe but reigned in and just gorgeous. Stunning ripe mid to late season cherry. Spice, smoke. So elegant and subtle. I know this will unfurl as the night goes on. Insanely pure and complex tar notes. Just so vivid. Beautiful. Palate is stupid wonderful. Sweet, succulent and supple. So fresh. So much energy and preposterous length. My goodness the delicacy here is Bartolo level. Elite roses now on the nose. Overpowering. Sickness. Amazing mouthfeel. Haunting, intense and delicate. Wow. The balance is incredible as is the finesse. Wow. I’m speechless. Maybe best arpepe I’ve ever had. The tannins are just so fine.

Feb 26th, 2022
Chris McClellan

Nose is exceptionally pretty, red fruit, black tea, floral, spicy, acid there…tannin smooth and not elevated…just a fine wine to drink..

Nose is exceptionally pretty, red fruit, black tea, floral, spicy, acid there…tannin smooth and not elevated…just a fine wine to drink..

Oct 24th, 2021
Gregory Fulchiero

Second bottle of this. Would be hard to get to Nebbiolo (err…Chiavenesca!) blind. Tea leaves, earth, and sour cherry.

Second bottle of this. Would be hard to get to Nebbiolo (err…Chiavenesca!) blind. Tea leaves, earth, and sour cherry.

Oct 23rd, 2021
web bond

Pretty wine

Pretty wine

Jul 13th, 2021
Matt Perlman

Divine. If you know, you know

Divine. If you know, you know

May 28th, 2021
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9.3

The 2007 Valtellina Superiore Sassella Riserva Rocce Rosse is another superb wine from Ar.Pe.Pe. Four years in cask and several more in bottle - along with the personality of the year - yielded a relatively soft Valtellina Superiore with gentle contours and plenty of appeal. Readers who prefer wines with delineation and energy will find those qualities more expressed in some of the other wines in this range. The 2007 Rocce Rosse, on the other hand, is a relatively easygoing wine that can be enjoyed with minimal fanfare. It also appears to be on a relatively fast curve of aging. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2020)

The 2007 Valtellina Superiore Sassella Riserva Rocce Rosse is another superb wine from Ar.Pe.Pe. Four years in cask and several more in bottle - along with the personality of the year - yielded a relatively soft Valtellina Superiore with gentle contours and plenty of appeal. Readers who prefer wines with delineation and energy will find those qualities more expressed in some of the other wines in this range. The 2007 Rocce Rosse, on the other hand, is a relatively easygoing wine that can be enjoyed with minimal fanfare. It also appears to be on a relatively fast curve of aging. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2020)

Apr 28th, 2020
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.3

Fragrant red berries, fading flowers, dried herbs and slatey minerality intermingles in this aged yet very vivid mountain Nebbiolo expression. Elegant palate offering a mature mouthfeel with resolved yet present tannins and fresh acidity. Lingering finish. Gorgeous wine!

Fragrant red berries, fading flowers, dried herbs and slatey minerality intermingles in this aged yet very vivid mountain Nebbiolo expression. Elegant palate offering a mature mouthfeel with resolved yet present tannins and fresh acidity. Lingering finish. Gorgeous wine!

Jan 25th, 2019
Shawn R

I don’t like it I love it @David L

I don’t like it I love it @David L

May 27th, 2018
Colin Shirek

Production Cristom Vineyards, Hirsch Vineyards

9.8

Incredible. Disappeared too quickly.

Incredible. Disappeared too quickly.

Dec 9th, 2017