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Bottle: $37.94
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Bottle: $50.94
6 bottles: $49.92
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Bottle: $18.74
12 bottles: $18.37
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Bottle: $57.94
6 bottles: $56.78
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Bottle: $47.94
6 bottles: $46.98
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Bottle: $34.93
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Bottle: $29.94 $31.54
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Rated 91 - A sleek, minerally red, featuring smoke and stone notes finely meshed to flavors of dried cherry, rose hip...
WS
91
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Bottle: $49.94
6 bottles: $48.94
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Bottle: $29.94
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Bottle: $29.94
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The Sassella is made from 100% Nebbiolo fruit grown in the Valtellina Superiore near Castione Andevenno and Sondrio....
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Bottle: $29.93
12 bottles: $29.33
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Bottle: $26.94
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Rated 90 - Since 2014, Ar Pe Pe has been experimenting with longer macerations seeking greater complexity and...
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90
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Bottle: $50.94
12 bottles: $49.92
Rated 92 - The 2012 Valtellina Superiore Grumello Riserva Rocca del Piro has a good bit of body and texture - not to...
VM
92
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Bottle: $45.55
12 bottles: $44.64
Rated 93 - Fruit for this wine comes from the high altitudes of the Rhaetian Alps, where decomposed granite soils...
WA
93
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92
(750ml)
Bottle: $43.94
12 bottles: $43.06
Rated 93 - Il Pettirosso, or 'robin redbreast', is a dedication to Ar Pe Pe’s founder, Arturo who first created...
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93
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92
(750ml)
Bottle: $64.95
12 bottles: $63.65
Rated 90 - The 2012 Valtellina Superiore Inferno Fiamme Antiche speaks with power and authoritativeness. Still a bit...
VM
90
(750ml)
Bottle: $101.94
Rated 93 - A grippy red, loaded with minerally iron, saline and smoke notes, this is fresh and tightly meshed, with...
WS
93
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92
(750ml)
Bottle: $99.94
Rated 93 - The 2009 Valtellina Superiore Grumello Riserva Buon Consiglio is a very pretty wine. Orange peel, sweet...
VM
93
(750ml)
Bottle: $101.94
Rated 95 - One of two late-release wines from Ar. Pe. Pe., the 2013 Valtellina Superiore Grumello Riserva Buon...
WA
95
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Bottle: $99.94
Rated 95 - The 2009 Valtellina Superiore Grumello Riserva Sant'Antonio is gracious and polished to the core. Sweet...
VM
95
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94

Italy Lombardy Valtellina Wine

There are few countries in the world with a viticultural history as long or as illustrious as that claimed by Italy. Grapes were first being grown and cultivated on Italian soil several thousand years ago by the Greeks and the Pheonicians, who named Italy 'Oenotria' – the land of wines – so impressed were they with the climate and the suitability of the soil for wine production. Of course, it was the rise of the Roman Empire which had the most lasting influence on wine production in Italy, and their influence can still be felt today, as much of the riches of the empire came about through their enthusiasm for producing wines and exporting it to neighbouring countries. Since those times, a vast amount of Italian land has remained primarily for vine cultivation, and thousands of wineries can be found throughout the entire length and breadth of this beautiful country, drenched in Mediterranean sunshine and benefiting from the excellent fertile soils found there. Italy remains very much a 'land of wines', and one could not imagine this country, its landscape and culture, without it.

The beautiful north westerly wine region of Lombardy in Italy is home to many of the country's most characterful and well respected wines, most of which are grown on the shores of the stunning Lake Garda. The lake itself plays a vitally important part of the region's viticulture, as the climate around the river is cooler than in surrounding areas, thus tempering the heat of the vineyards and allowing the vines which grow there to ripen more slowly. For centuries, Lombardy wines have been considered amongst the finest in Italy, and today, the wine industry of the region is doing very well indeed. With wineries in Lombardy utilizing a successful blend of traditional and modern techniques, they are continually producing wines which express the excellence of the terroir the vines are grown on, and which contain fascinating and unique flavors and aromas.