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Grapes here are taken from vines over fifty years old planted in the rocky upper reaches of the Sassella cru, some 400-550 metres above sea level. ‘Sassella’ in local dialect means rock and this is the part of the valley where the terraces are at their steepest and shallowest. The wine spends four months on its skins in tini and a year and half in old chestnut botti before bottling. A vertical, profoundly mineral take on Nebbiolo that is in such a happy place right now.

Country
Italy / Lombardy
Colour
Red
Grape
Nebbiolo
Bottle Size
75cl
Year
2015

Arpepe

The Perego family has been tending vines on these sheer granite terraces in the mountainous Valtellina since 1860. The vines are so far north into the alps they are practically in Switzerland. They work only with Nebbiolo, growing the grapes up to 700 metres above sea level on sheer, south-facing, sunlit vines that dig straight into rock. The resulting fruit is intensely mineral. Everything in the vineyard is done by hand, leaving the wines to rest until they are deemed ready for release. 

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Arpepe Sassella Stella Retica 2015
Arpepe Sassella Stella Retica 2015

Arpepe Sassella Stella Retica 2015, 2015
Arpepe

£ 39.00
75cl
Red
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Grapes here are taken from vines over fifty years old planted in the rocky upper reaches of the Sassella cru, some 400-550 metres above sea level. ‘Sassella’ in local dialect means rock and this is the part of the valley where the terraces are at their steepest and shallowest. The wine spends four months on its skins in tini and a year and half in old chestnut botti before bottling. A vertical, profoundly mineral take on Nebbiolo that is in such a happy place right now.

Country
Italy / Lombardy
Colour
Red
Grape
Nebbiolo
Bottle Size
75cl
Year
2015

Arpepe

The Perego family has been tending vines on these sheer granite terraces in the mountainous Valtellina since 1860. The vines are so far north into the alps they are practically in Switzerland. They work only with Nebbiolo, growing the grapes up to 700 metres above sea level on sheer, south-facing, sunlit vines that dig straight into rock. The resulting fruit is intensely mineral. Everything in the vineyard is done by hand, leaving the wines to rest until they are deemed ready for release. 

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