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Arpepe Sassella Rocce Rosse Riserva 2007

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Arpepe Sassella Rocce Rosse Riserva 2007
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SKU 56710


In the glass, it's a light brick-red with hints of pink and orange (remember, Nebbiolo is never deeply colored), with a perfumed swirl of dried cherry, strawberry, blood orange, rose petals, raw tobacco, mace, leather, dried mushroom, black tea, and wet slate. Compared to a Barolo or Barbaresco it is considerably less tannic and a good degree less alcoholic, with a very fine-grained quality to the tannins and tremendous freshness.
Category Red Wine
Region Italy, Lombardy, Valtellina Superiore
Brand Arpepe
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
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Wine EnthusiastIntoxicating scents of smoke, flint, dried mountain herb and woodland berry are just some of the multifaceted aromas you'll find in this dazzling Nebbiolo. It's extremely elegant, with a weightless intensity, delivering Marasca cherry, crushed strawberry, white pepper and tobacco framed by fine tannins. Vibrant acidity gives it impeccable balance, while a flinty mineral vein energizes the finish. Some may find this almost too ethereal while lovers of finesse, complexity and balance will be enchanted. Drink through 2027.

Kerin O'Keefe, April 1, 2018
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Wine SpectatorFresh and focused, this seamless, medium-bodied red offers flavors of cured tobacco, dried raspberry, macerated cherry and iron that show a light, pleasing plumpness, while fine-grained tannins provide definition, emerging on the well-spiced, smoky finish. Drink now through 2029. 1,400 cases made, 250 cases imported.

Alison Napjus, 2019