ArPePe Valtellina Superiore Riserva Sassella Nuova Regina 2013

Nebbiolo from Lombardia, Italy
WE 96
WA 95
AG 93
WS 92
13.0% ABV NEW ITEM
Item # 346689

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$104.95

750ml
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96 points & '#22 Top Cellar Selections of 2022' Kerin O'Keefe (Wine Enthusiast): "Loaded with finesse and energy and still youthfully austere, this linear, structured red offers tart cranberry, blood orange and star anise sensations. A vein of salty mineral provides the backdrop while fine-grained tannins provide elegant structure and support. Racy acidity keeps it balanced. Give it time to fully develop and blossom into even more of a beauty. Drink: 2025–2035. (Dec 2021)"

95 points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): "A release of about 6,000 bottles, the Ar. Pe. Pe. 2013 Valtellina Superiore Riserva Sassella Nuova Regina draws its fruit from terraced vineyards delineated by rocky drywalls. The vines are at least 50 years old and planted in friable metamorphic rock or gneiss shaped by glaciers. This wine is made in a highly traditional manner with extended skin maceration in oak casks, and all the harvest work is done by hand. This is a true beauty with enormous finesse and a deep well of aromatic nuances that center around wild berries, blue flowers and iron ore. The wine is carefully aged with fine and silky tannins. It tastes great, so if you have a bottle you can drink it now or wait longer if that is your pleasure. Drink: 2021-2035. (Feb 2021)"

93 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2013 Valtellina Superiore Sassella Riserva Nuova Regina is quite delicate in its first impression. Red fruit, mint, orange peel, rose petals and cinnamon linger on the nose. Ethereal, weightless and classy to the core, the Nuova Regina is not a huge wine, but silky aromatics extend the mid-palate and finish nicely. Drink: 2021-2031. (Mar 2022)"

92 points Wine Spectator: "A spiced red, with ground anise, white pepper and sandalwood winding through the creamy range of wild strawberry, dried fig and iron notes. It's medium- to full-bodied, with chewy tannins wrapped in the silky texture and lightly mouthwatering acidity. Drink now through 2028. 500 cases made, 175 cases imported (2021)"
96 points & '#22 Top Cellar Selections of 2022' Kerin O'Keefe (Wine Enthusiast): "Loaded with finesse and energy and still youthfully austere, this linear, structured red offers tart cranberry, blood orange and star anise sensations. A vein of salty mineral provides the backdrop while fine-grained tannins provide elegant structure and support. Racy acidity keeps it balanced. Give it time to fully develop and blossom into even more of a beauty. Drink: 2025–2035. (Dec 2021)"

95 points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): "A release of about 6,000 bottles, the Ar. Pe. Pe. 2013 Valtellina Superiore Riserva Sassella Nuova Regina draws its fruit from terraced vineyards delineated by rocky drywalls. The vines are at least 50 years old and planted in friable metamorphic rock or gneiss shaped by glaciers. This wine is made in a highly traditional manner with extended skin maceration in oak casks, and all the harvest work is done by hand. This is a true beauty with enormous finesse and a deep well of aromatic nuances that center around wild berries, blue flowers and iron ore. The wine is carefully aged with fine and silky tannins. It tastes great, so if you have a bottle you can drink it now or wait longer if that is your pleasure. Drink: 2021-2035. (Feb 2021)"

93 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2013 Valtellina Superiore Sassella Riserva Nuova Regina is quite delicate in its first impression. Red fruit, mint, orange peel, rose petals and cinnamon linger on the nose. Ethereal, weightless and classy to the core, the Nuova Regina is not a huge wine, but silky aromatics extend the mid-palate and finish nicely. Drink: 2021-2031. (Mar 2022)"

92 points Wine Spectator: "A spiced red, with ground anise, white pepper and sandalwood winding through the creamy range of wild strawberry, dried fig and iron notes. It's medium- to full-bodied, with chewy tannins wrapped in the silky texture and lightly mouthwatering acidity. Drink now through 2028. 500 cases made, 175 cases imported (2021)"
Product SKU 346689
Producer ArPePe
Country Italy
Region Lombardia
Varietal Nebbiolo
Designation Riserva
Vintage 2013
Size 750ml
Color Red
ABV 13.0%
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