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Ar.Pe.Pe.

Lombardy (Italy)


Wines Reviewed: 3
Average Score:

Rosso di Valtellina 2003 Rosso di Valtellina 2003
Valtellina Superiore Sassella Riserva Rocce Rosse 1996 Valtellina Superiore Sassella Riserva Rocce Rosse 1996
Valtellina Superiore Sassella Riserva Stella Retica 1998 Valtellina Superiore Sassella Riserva Stella Retica 1998



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Rosso di Valtellina 2003, Ar.Pe.Pe. (Italy)

Rosso di Valtellina 2003

Ar.Pe.Pe. (Italy)

Valtellina (Lombardy)
Nebbiolo (Chiavennasca)
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

Valtellina (Lombardy) The wine shows a pale ruby red color and nuances of brick red, transparent. The nose denotes intense, clean and pleasing aromas that start with hints of cherry, raspberry and violet followed by aromas of plum, vanilla and resin. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and appreciable crispness, however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of cherry and plum. This Rosso di Valtellina ages for 3 months in cask followed by at least 3 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 12.5%

Stuffed pasta, Stewed meat, Broiled meat

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

August 2006



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Valtellina Superiore Sassella Riserva Rocce Rosse 1996, Ar.Pe.Pe. (Italy)

Valtellina Superiore Sassella Riserva Rocce Rosse 1996

Ar.Pe.Pe. (Italy)

Valtellina Superiore (Lombardy)
Nebbiolo (Chiavennasca) (95%), Brugnola, Pinot Nero (5%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

Valtellina Superiore (Lombardy) This wine shows a brilliant brick red color and nuances of brick red, transparent. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas that start with hints of strawberry, cherry and raspberry followed by aromas of plum, dried violet, dried rose, cyclamen, vanilla, tobacco, leather, licorice, cocoa, mace and menthol. The mouth has excellent correspondence to the nose, a tannic attack and pleasing crispness, however balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness. The finish is very persistent with long flavors of strawberry, cherry and raspberry. A well made wine. Valtellina Superiore Sassella Riserva Rocce Rosse ages for more than 4 years in cask.

Alcohol: 12.5%

Game, Roasted meat, Braised and stewed meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

Issue 44, September 2006



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Valtellina Superiore Sassella Riserva Stella Retica 1998, Ar.Pe.Pe. (Italy)

Valtellina Superiore Sassella Riserva Stella Retica 1998

Ar.Pe.Pe. (Italy)

Valtellina Superiore (Lombardy)
Nebbiolo (Chiavennasca)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

Valtellina Superiore (Lombardy) The wine shows a brilliant brick red color and nuances of brick red, transparent. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas which start with hints of cherry, strawberry and raspberry followed by aromas of plum, dried violet, dried rose, vanilla, tobacco, licorice, leather, cocoa, truffle and mace. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a tannic attack and pleasing crispness, however balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness. The finish is persistent with flavors of cherry, raspberry and strawberry. A well made wine. This Valtellina Superiore Sassella Riserva ages for at least 2 years in cask followed by at least 6 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 13%

Roasted meat, Stewed and braised meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

Issue 44, September 2006


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