"Chiara, Emidio's granddaughter, says that 1990 was 'a balanced year and in the vein of 2001'. Bottle number 20,167. Mature looking, mid ruby with watery, bricky rim. Mature, sweet nose with hints of liquorice, tobacco and savoury spice and iron. Alluring and perfumed and with a little lift. Succulent and with a perfect balance between concentration and velvety tannins. Very long and supple". (Walter Speller July 2020)
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