Mountain Nebbiolo from Arpepe

As we edge closer to spring, we are very happy to have received a new vintage of Arpepe’s iconic alpine nebbiolo, Rosso di Valtellina, along with a very special collection of large format bottles from the family’s cellars.

The Perego family has been growing grapes on the granite terraces of Valtellina since 1860. They work only with Nebbiolo, or Chiavennasca as it is called in these parts, growing the grapes up to seven hundred metres above sea level on sheer, south-facing terraces. The vines dig straight into the granite below, rendering delicate, perfumed expressions of Italy’s most noble of grapes.

The 2022 vintage of Rosso di Valtellina is one of their best yet. Lithe, fragrant and achingly pure, it speaks strongly of its mountain home and is available on our shores in both magnum and jeroboam for the first time.

We have also received a small number of magnums of their riservas from the 2016 vintage – a classic year that has produced Nebbiolo of uncommon delicacy and finesse. Wonderful now shared amongst a group of friends, they will age beautifully over the long haul.

The wines of Arpepe are now available on Tutto a Casa