Emidio Pepe 2013 Trebbiano d'Abruzzo DOC

Emidio Pepe 2013 Trebbiano d'Abruzzo DOC

Item Number: 10753

UPC: None

Country: Italy
Region: Abruzzo
Sub Region: Abruzzo
Appellation/AVA: Trebbiano d'Abruzzo DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2013
Grape(s): 100% Trebbiano
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 1
Closure: Cork
Viticulture: Certified Biodynamic

Wine featured in Decanters Italy 2018 Issue
"Sometimes, it’s best not to mess with tradition, and this wine is a hallmark example. Crushing of the Trebbiano grapes at this winery is done by foot, just as founder Emidio Pepe has always believed necessary. ‘Nonno [grandfather] thinks this allows a constant stimulation of the skins with the juice, which releases a lot of texture and flavour for the wine that otherwise we would have lost,’ says general manager Chiara De Iulis Pepe.

This is distinctive; as it is not filtered, the wine has a cloudy appearance in the glass. Chiara also notes the ‘austerity and sharpness of a young Trebbiano’; clearly this is a wine that needs time to evolve. The acidity of the Trebbiano grape combined with the painstaking care of the Pepe family guarantee a white with great cellaring potential." - Tom Hyland

Reviews

  • Decanter
    Rating: 93 (1/1/2018)

    Sublime, very distinctive white, with ethereal texture, ripe tropical and citrus fruit and lively acidity. Needs time to round out and show its complexities; best after seven to 10 years' cellaring. It has beautiful varietal purity, and a marvelous texture.