ARPEPE is short for Arturo Pelizzatti Perego, the founder of the estate. Sadly Arturo passed 15 years ago, but his children have continued the work he started. Emanuele and Isabella have expanded the winery and this allows them the luxury of patience. They can age the wines for years in tanks, concrete vats and large neutral oak barrels until they are ready to bottle, and they can age them even longer in bottle until they are ready to sell and drink.The vineyard work is laborious and almost entirely by hand due to the steepness of the slope. They eschew the use of herbicides and pesticides and essentially farm the same way as their ancestors did.
What importer Skurnik Wines has to say about this wine...
100% Chiavennasca (Nebbiolo)50-100-year-old vinesSourced from lower slopes of Sassella and Grumello vineyards at 350-400 metersSouth/east exposure. 110-day maceration on the skinsAged 6-12 mo. in 50 -hectoliter untoasted casks4,000 cases produced annuallyFirst vintage 2003
Earthy , Floral , Spicy