In 1984, Arturo Pelizzatti Perego decided to resurrect his family's winery under the moniker Ar. Pe. Pe. His father and grandfather had both run their family winery in Valtellina but sold it in the 1970s. Today, Arturo's three children, Isabella, Emanuele and Guido continue their father’s work as the family's fifth generation of growers.
The mountain region of Valtellina sits near the Swiss border and is one of the most picturesque of Italy. From steep, south-facing, and terraced mountain vineyards the Pelizzattis produce beautifully restrained styles of Nebbiolo, or Chivanesca as it is called in Valtellina. They choose to stay loyal to the region's traditions and avoid the trappings of modern winemaking technology, instead opting for long macerations and old large-format chestnut and oak barrels.