Ar.Pe.Pe 2016 Rosso di Valtellina Nebbiolo, Lombardy Italy
Valtellina is one of the only wine regions outside of Piedmont that produces Nebbiolo wines. Located in the northernmost regions of Lombardy, producers grow the Nebbiolo grapes on the steep south facing slopes of the hills at the base of the Swiss Alps where they get maximum sun exposure. Nebbiolo wines from this cool climate region are brighter, more delicate and herbaceous than their cousins in southern Piedmont. This 2016 Valtellina is in a great place; the red cherry fruit really shines and the tannins have softened.