Arpepe - Valtellina Superiore Sassella Riserva Stella Retica 2015 Ml. 750
Red/Wine/Vignaioli Indipendenti/Red Wine
At least 24 months
The manual work in the vineyard, following the natural rhythms of Nebbiolo from the Alps, and the right waiting time for ageing in the cellar, are two simple concepts that form the basis of ARPEPE’s production philosophy. The idea is to preserve the unique aromatic properties of our grapes and to transfer them intact to the bottle, adopting a process that is as respectful as possible of the earth and of those who work it.
We are a family of winegrowers and, for over 150 years, we have been passionately devoted to the cultivation of Nebbiolo. This is a rare grape variety that, over the centuries, has adapted to the Valtellina, a land like no other, where everything is still done by hand. For 5 generations we have always waited for “the time it takes” “the right waiting time” and it is this that sets the pace of our work. Time and humility are what make our wine the purest, sincerest expression of this land and of the people who cultivate it with such dedication. This was the lesson we were taught by our father Arturo, without letting ourselves be influenced by passing fashions and conventional tastes.
We are convinced that the outstanding qualities of Nebbiolo from the Alps means it is more than worthy of its place of honour on the international market of fine wines. Without this worldwide acknowledgement, this age-old activity would simply not be economically sustainable for it rejects any idea of modern mass-production.
|Ageing and Fining||4 years in casks of chestnut and 1 year in cement|
|Ageing||At least 24 months|
|Color||Deep ruby red, tending to garnet|
|Aroma||Scents of cherry and plum in alcohol, delicate hints of nutmeg, hazelnut, clove and leather|
|Aroma||Boisé, Fruity, Spicy, Burnt|
|Taste||Elegant and dry, fresh, with extraordinary persistence and balance|
|Serving temperature||16°-18° C.|
|Blend description||100% Chiavennasca (Nebbiolo)|
|Matching||Starters, Pasta, Pasta with vegetables, Rice with mushrooms, Rice with Bolognese sauce, Red meat, Game, White meat stew, Cured cheeses, Meditation wines / Dessert wines|
|Ideal with||Earthfood Starters, Pasta With Vegetables, Pasta Meat, Meat Red, Meat White|
|Classification||Valtellina Superiore DOCG|