"Hard as is may seem to believe, this 1975 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo takes things to another level. It offers an irresistible profile of earth, liquorice, leather and sweet dark fruit sensations supported by youthful structure, closing with a long, ethereal finish. Owing to the cooler vintage it is firmer and fresher than the 1979. This was the highlight of the afternoon." (Antonio Galloni October 2006)
Terroir: Clay for 1.5m deep and then, limestone underneath. South-west facing vineyard
Age of vines: 48 years old
Vinification: Grapes are hand-harvested // destemmed by hand // maceration for 7/8 days // gentle tannin extraction with punch down only - no pump over // ageing for two years in cement tank // bottled for further ageing in the bottle // sulphur < 50mg/L.
- Italy, Abruzzo
- Emidio Pepe
- Ready to Drink And Will Improve