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  Valtellina Superiore Sassella Riserva Rocce Rosse 1996, Arpepe (Italy)

Valtellina Superiore Sassella Riserva Rocce Rosse 1996

Arpepe (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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