About The Wine
Fresh, alpine Nebbiolo from the Valtellina region, up near the Swiss border. Prettier and finer than Nebbiolo from Piemonte further to the south, with no new oak to boot.
The flavours and aromas are of raspberry, pine needles, some peppery spice as well. It's medium rather than welterweight, with cool, chalky tannins the support act.
A classically-delicious north Italian red, made from organic fruit and with very minimal inputs.
Arpepe is an historic estate based in Valtellina in the very north of Italy, specialising in Nebbiolo, with an alpine twist.
Arpepe, is often written as Ar.Pe.Pe. which are the initials of the modern founding father, Arturo Pelizzatti Perego. The family have been growing Nebbiolo here since 1860 but Arturo founded the modern incarnation in 1984. The variety is known locally as Chiavennasca.
The family now have over 13 hectares within Valtellina Superiore DOCG area, around the areas of Sassella, Grumello and Inferno, making a bewildering amount of different Nebbiolo. They all reflect an overarching philosophy of viticultural practice in synergy with the rhythms of the Alps, and slow, long maturation in the cellar.