Arpepe

Valtellina, Lombardia

Sassella Riserva Rocce Rosse

1996

From a single plot of fifty year old vines planted over red granite near the top of the Sassella cru at nearly five hundred metres above sea level.The wine sees a maceration of forty days in tini and rests in huge old chestnut casks for four years before bottling. Delicate and complex, with a sanguine note from the iron in the soils and a pronounced minerality, this is simply a profound wine with an uncanny sense of place.

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