From a cold and rainy season. Emidio says: "Our Trebbiano benefits from colder seasons because of the acidity, which gives it great ageing capacity. When it is young, it is tight and shy, and with age, the complexity arrives, and minerality comes out."
Emidio always says that you cannot call it Trebbiano when it is young because it isn't Trebbiano yet.
"Deep straw-yellow. Complex nose of spice and grapefruit, mandarin, lemon and beeswax. There is a suggestion of raw, minced meat. Gorgeous lemon and grapefruit palate. The wine undergoes MLF, but the levels of CO2 are not extreme, or no more than other whites in which a little bit of CO2 has been retained for freshness. The CO2 is very subtle, if noticeable at all. Sleek. With aeration come aromas of citrus fruit! Fresh, complex, sleek and finely textured." (Walter Speller for Jancisrobinson.com)
Terroir: Clay for 1.5m deep and then limestone underneath. South-east facing vineyard
Age of vines: 35 years old
Vinification: Grapes are hand-harvested // crushed by feet // spontaneous fermentation // ageing for one year in concrete tank and three years in bottle // sulphur < 50ml/L.
- Italy, Abruzzo
- Emidio Pepe
- Ready to Drink And Will Improve