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From a unique terroir, even by this dramatic valley’s standards. From a single plot of fifty year old vines planted over red granite near the top of the Sassella cru at nearly 500 metres above sea level.The wine sees a maceration of forty days in tini and rests in huge old chestnut casks for four years before bottling. It is complex and intense, with a wild, sanguine note from the iron in the soils and a pronounced minerality. A wine with an uncanny sense of place.

Country
Italy / Lombardy
Colour
Red
Grape
Nebbiolo
Bottle Size
75cl
Year
2013

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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Rocce Rosse
Rocce Rosse

Rocce Rosse, 2013
Arpepe

£ 59.00
75cl
Red
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From a unique terroir, even by this dramatic valley’s standards. From a single plot of fifty year old vines planted over red granite near the top of the Sassella cru at nearly 500 metres above sea level.The wine sees a maceration of forty days in tini and rests in huge old chestnut casks for four years before bottling. It is complex and intense, with a wild, sanguine note from the iron in the soils and a pronounced minerality. A wine with an uncanny sense of place.

Country
Italy / Lombardy
Colour
Red
Grape
Nebbiolo
Bottle Size
75cl
Year
2013

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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