Arpepe Grumello Rocca De Piro Valtellina Superiore 2017
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Ar.Pe.Pe. is the acronym of the founder, Arturo Pelizzatti Perego, of this Valtellina winery jewel, nestled between the Rhaetian and Orobie Alps, one of the most beautiful and dramatic regions in the world, in northern Lombardy. Heroic viticulture has in fact been practiced on very steep granite terraces since the Romans. The fourth generation of the family, the inspired siblings Isabella, Emanuele and Guido, reveals how sensational a great mountain Nebbiolo can be, endowed with pristine purity, supreme elegance, complexity of tertiary aromas, freshness and mineral sap.
The fruit in this wine comes from the high altitudes of the Rhaetian Alps, where the decomposed granite soils make a dark contrast against the bright white ice and falling snow. A pedigree Nebbiolo, with structure and exuberant minerality. It has strength and seriousness, but not as demanding on its tannins as a classic Barolo. It is more tamed, less austere, but with the same aromatic profile as its more prestigious “brother”, in Piedmont.