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Emidio Pepe 2001 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Abruzzo, Italy

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The 2014 vintage was made by Sophia Pepe, the youngest daughter of Emidio. 
planted 1966 & 1974 in pergola. 2014 is a much colder vintage, which Chiara Pepe says allows more agility and is more dynamic than warmer or more structured vintages
  • Winemaker: Sofia Pepe
  • Farming: Biodynamic
  • Variety: Montepulciano 100%
  • Terroir: The clay and limestone soil hosts the roots, which go down for several metes. planted 1966 & 1974 in pergola.
  • Vinification: Hand harvested, destemmed. Spontaneous fermentated in 22HL glass-lined concrete tank. After two years, wine goes into bottle, and all aging occurs there. Everytime they decide to release, they decant and rebottle all wines over 20 years old and recork. No oak anywhere on the property.  
  • Tasting Notes (Simi Grewal) - 2001 (decanted 2021): Classic, strong vintage for all of Italy. Now shows lots of aroma of coffee grounds, clove, black pepper, dried black cherry. earthy, dense, dark. Tannins are beginning to be integrated, but still strong. Gorgeous, amazing, rivals Bordeaux.
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