£57.05/ 0.75 L btl
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Ar.Pe.Pe. Sassella Riserva Ultimi Raggi 2013
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Do not make the Sforzato di Valtellina sounds strange to all fans of the reds of this land, but at Ar.Pe.Pe. it was a coherent choice. Like Sforzato, this wine plays on the over-ripening of the grapes. The game, however, does not end in the fruit cellar, but in the vineyard, at an altitude that reaches 600 meters, the limit of the upper part of Sassella, an area called "Ere". The right waiting time to reach the correct phenolic ripening of the bunches is a few weeks longer than the vineyards located at lower altitudes. The temperature changes between day and night in the harvest period strengthen the skins and concentrate the sugars. The fruit slowly dehydrates in the wind, still attached to the plant which is preparing for winter hibernation. Just before the snow, between the middle and the end of November, it is picked, softly pressed and mashed in the vat. When drawing off, it is completely dry and the acidity remains clearly visible. The overmaturation mitigates the nervous tannins of the Last Rays and the aging in large barrels smoothes the dense texture. You can find the sweetness of ripe fruit in the perfume, without cloying softness on the palate. After resting in the bottle, Ultimi Raggi becomes the wine with the highest alcohol content of Ar.Pe.Pe., while retaining the freshness and drink of Nebbiolo delle Alpi.
- Optimum serving temperature:Between 18ºC and 20ºC