ArPePe Valtellina Superiore Sassella Riserva Rocce Rosse 1997

Nebbiolo from Lombardia, Italy
AG 92
JG 91
12.5% ABV
Item # 339294

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750ml
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92 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 1997 Valtellina Superiore Sassella Riserva Rocce Rosse is another totally beguiling wine. Here, too, there is plenty of sweetness in the fruit to balance some of the more forward notes in the bouquet. Autumn leaves, earthiness, tar, licorice and fennel emerge as the wine sits in the glass. All of the elements have aged gracefully in this complete, hugely expressive wine. A generous, inviting finish leaves a lasting impression. (Feb 2011)"

91 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 1997 Sassella Rocce Rosse Riserva from Ar. Pe. Pe is a lovely and mature wine that shows off lovely complexity on the both the nose and palate. The classy bouquet offers up scents of cherries, a touch of orange zest, chestnuts, forest floor, fresh herb tones and a nice touch of gamebird. On the palate the wine is deep, fullish, suave and drinking at its apogee, with a fine core of fruit, melting tannins and fine length and grip on the complex and meltingly tannic finish. The ’97 Rocce Rosse does not quite possess the same inner tension and superb transparency as the Vigna Regina 2001, but it is a lovely bottle of fully mature nebbiolo. Drink: 2012-2020. (Jan/Feb 2012)"
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92 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 1997 Valtellina Superiore Sassella Riserva Rocce Rosse is another totally beguiling wine. Here, too, there is plenty of sweetness in the fruit to balance some of the more forward notes in the bouquet. Autumn leaves, earthiness, tar, licorice and fennel emerge as the wine sits in the glass. All of the elements have aged gracefully in this complete, hugely expressive wine. A generous, inviting finish leaves a lasting impression. (Feb 2011)"

91 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 1997 Sassella Rocce Rosse Riserva from Ar. Pe. Pe is a lovely and mature wine that shows off lovely complexity on the both the nose and palate. The classy bouquet offers up scents of cherries, a touch of orange zest, chestnuts, forest floor, fresh herb tones and a nice touch of gamebird. On the palate the wine is deep, fullish, suave and drinking at its apogee, with a fine core of fruit, melting tannins and fine length and grip on the complex and meltingly tannic finish. The ’97 Rocce Rosse does not quite possess the same inner tension and superb transparency as the Vigna Regina 2001, but it is a lovely bottle of fully mature nebbiolo. Drink: 2012-2020. (Jan/Feb 2012)"
Product SKU 339294
Producer ArPePe
Country Italy
Region Lombardia
Varietal Nebbiolo
Designation Riserva
Vintage 1997
Size 750ml
Color Red
ABV 12.5%
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