"Pepe's 1993 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo offers notable complexity in its sensations of tar, roses, earthiness, mushrooms and sweet cherry fruit on a medium-bodied frame with outstanding length. Although it is absolutely delicious today it also shows enough freshness and acidity to make me think that will age for at least another decade or more." 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