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Arpepe Grumello Buon Consiglio Riserva 2007 750ml
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Arpepe Grumello Buon Consiglio Riserva 2007

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750ml
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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Origin Italy, Lombardy, Valtellina Superiore
Brand Arpepe
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
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Citrus notes, freshness and smooth, soft silk... a cello concerto and the white noise of a distant glacier. In the Via del Buon Consiglio 4, where Sondrio meets Montagna in Valtellina, at the foot of the Grumello, the vines seem to swallow up the underground cellar. Here the Nebbiolo from the Alps goes back into the womb of the mountain that generated it. At 370 metres above sea level, the vineyard extends towards the city, over the Ca' Bianca district, where the terraces have dry-stone walls in excess of 7 metres. When the considerable temperature variations in the autumn begin to form the aromatic profile of the grapes, the skin becomes thicker and the mineral salts come together. We need the right level of acidity to create the Valtellina Superiore Grumello Riserva Buon Consiglio DOCG. Long maceration times in wooden vats, even over 100 days if necessary, in large barrels for up to 60 months, or even more - in other words, for the right waiting time, in silence, in the dark, in the Burgundy bottle. It will surprise you as you drink it on a late summer's evening, taking your mind back to your holiday by the sea.
Wine Spectator
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A grippy red, loaded with minerally iron, saline and smoke notes, this is fresh and tightly meshed, with flavors of roasted plum and fig fruit, cigar box and ground white pepper that start softly but expand on the palate, ringing out on finish. Drink now through 2029. 900 cases made, 200 cases imported.

2019
Wine Enthusiast
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Aromas of menthol, flint, crushed herb, leather and a balsamic note come together in the glass. Smooth and vibrant, the elegant palate delivers dried cherry, strawberry, star anise, pipe tobacco and mineral framed in polished tannins and bright acidity. Hold for even more complexity. Drink 2017-2027.

February 1, 2017
Vinous
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Tar, rose petal and succulent red cherry all give the 2007 Valtellina Superiore Grumello Riserva Buon Consiglio a super-classic Nebbiolo profile that is simply alluring. Exotic and generous, with soft contours, the 2007 is an absolute joy to taste today. I don't get the impression the 2007 will be especially long-lived, but I am not sure that will matter to most readers. Today, the 2007 is remarkably vivid and super-expressive.

June 2018

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