As we head deeper into autumn, the time could not be more right to share a collection of pristine Alpine Nebbiolo from Arpepe.
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.
We have received two particularly fine expressions of Sassella and Grumello from the excellent 2019 vintage, which are drinking wonderfully at the moment and offer tremendous value. We are also thrilled to have received a little more of each of their riservas from the 2016 vintage, a classic year in which near perfect growing conditions have produced Nebbiolo of uncommon delicacy and finesse.
Finally, we have also received a few cases of some older vintages from the family’s museum collection which date back several decades. Impeccably stored in the family’s cellars, they offer a rare glimpse into just how gracefully these wines age as the years go by.
It is a real privilege for us to be able to work alongside a producer so steeped in history and we hope you enjoy the wines as much as we do.
Arpepe’s wines are now available on Tutto a Casa