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Ar. Pe. Pe., Valtellina Superiore Grumello Rocca de Piro, 2012

Red Wine from Other Italy, Italy
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ARPEPE is short for Arturo Pelizzatti Perego, the founder of the estate. Sadly Arturo passed 15 years ago, but his children have continued the work he started. Emanuele and Isabella have expanded the winery and this allows them the luxury of patience. They can age the wines for years in tanks, concrete vats and large neutral oak barrels until they are ready to bottle, and they can age them even longer in bottle until they are ready to sell and drink.

The vineyard work is laborious and almost entirely by hand due to the steepness of the slope. They eschew the use of herbicides and pesticides and essentially farm the same way as their ancestors did.

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"Rose petal, wild berry, graphite and crushed aromatic herb lead the way. Reflecting the nose, the fresh linear palate offers strawberry, sour cherry, white pepper and a savory saline note. Bright acidity and polished tannins provide graceful support." -Kerin O'Keefe

What importer Skurnik Wines has to say about this wine...

100% Chiavennasca (Nebbiolo)
50-100-year-old vines
From Buon Consiglio and San Antonio single vineyards in the Grumello subzone
350-500 meters
Southern exposure
110-day maceration
Aged 18 months in 50HL untoasted casks
Rests 24 months in bottle prior to release
2,600 bottles produced annually


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  • Style

    Aromatic , Earthy , Elegant

  • Sweetness


  • Body

    Medium Bodied

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