Arpepe Sassella Rocce Rosse Riserva 2016
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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.
Rocce Rosse is an old vineyard in Sassella, at 400 meters altitude, extremely rocky and sloping. So steep that it requires an overhead cart to transport the grapes without putting workers at risk. The grapes macerate for 97 days in 50 hl wooden containers, followed by an aging of 34 months in them + a few months in cement tanks.