This vintage 2001 from Emidio Pepe are the ideal treat to tuck into on a special occasion.
2001: This is an absolutely stunning wine that's in a perfect drinking window right now, with just a hint of primary fruit giving way to savoury aromas of earth and spice.
"Chiara, Emidio's granddaughter, explains that 2001 was a 'classic vintage with rain and sun at the right time. There was some rain in the middle of July, which was perfect.' Bottle number 44,172.
Concentrated, mid ruby with narrow orange rim. This wine shows kinship with the 2005 with regard to perfect concentration and incredible depth, but this is even more focused and multi-layered and still youthful. Dark and red fruit with a suggestion of smoke that evolves into spice the longer the wine sits in the glass. Lifted acidity that melts away into the fruit. Succulent fresh cherry and lots of coating tannins that never take the upper hand. Long, cool and elegant." (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