Arpepe Grumello Buon Consiglio Riserva 2013
|Italy, Lombardy, Valtellina Superiore
One of two late-release wines from Ar. Pe. Pe., the 2013 Valtellina Superiore Grumello Riserva Buon Consiglio is a beautifully light and delicate expression of Nebbiolo with a lean, ruby-tinged appearance. The wine ages to silkiness and extreme suppleness, and I cannot help but notice the unique aromas of toasted hazelnut, mountain flower and balsam herb that rise so delicately from the bouquet. These results are exquisite and ultra delicate, giving the wine a lithe or ethereal personality. What a beauty. Only 6,000 bottles were released.
A perfumed red, exuding aromas and flavors of crushed raspberry and pureed strawberry, exotic spice and graphite, dried marjoram and thyme. It's finely knit, with silky tannins and mouthwatering, citrus peel acidity. A graceful version with a lasting, mineral-laced finish. Drink now through 2028. 500 cases made, 175 cases imported.
The 2013 Valtellina Superiore Grumello Riserva Buon Consiglio is elegant and wonderfully nuanced right out of the glass. Blood orange, spice, menthol, sweet red cherry, game and rose petal are some of the many notes that grace this exquisite, layered Riserva. The 2013 will drink well right out of the gate.
Camphor, wild rose and botanical herbs mingle with a whiff of wet granite. On the elegantly structured, still youthfully austere palate, tight, refined tannins lithely support sour cherry, orange zest and star anise. It's vibrant and balanced, with bright acidity. Drink 2023-2033.