Vinepair - The 50 Best Wines of 2020 - Rosso di Valtellina 2017 ARPEPE

Vinepair - The 50 Best Wines of 2020 - Rosso di Valtellina 2017 ARPEPE
Vinepair staff,, November 23, 2020

"2020 has been a year like no other at VinePair, in wine country, and beyond. But despite, or perhaps because of, the uncertainty this year has brought, the VinePair team has tasted thousands of wines over the last 12 months.
To help our readers discover wonderful new wines to help ring in the all-too-welcome new year, we’re sharing the 50 best wines we’ve tasted in 2020."

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Reviewed on 09-17-2020

This wine represents everything there is to love about Nebbiolo. It grips the palate with bright acidity so high, the cherry aromas carry from the nose to the palate. Though we typically associate Nebbiolo with regions like Barolo, Barbaresco, and Langhe, this selection was grown in the high altitudes of an Alpine valley in Lombardy in steep, rocky soils — which means it worked hard to be wonderful.


Cold Weather HibernationCooking And SippingLong-Term AgingSteak Dinner


Barbera, Nebbiolo , Xinomavro


This wine is bright and intense at the same time and balanced through and through. It could age for another year or so to soften its edges but is drinking well now. The acidity is high so the smell or bright cherries carries and slight balsamic from the nose to the palate. The mouthfeel has a comfy grip with a significant tannin structure that screams for lean meat like roasted pork and a tangy citrus sauce.