Emidio Pepe 2014 Trebbiano d'Abruzzo DOC
Item Number: 11416
Sub Region: Abruzzo
Appellation/AVA: Trebbiano d'Abruzzo DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Trebbiano
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Viticulture: Certified Biodynamic
Vintage Notes: The 2014 vintage was a cold vintage. In the wine you find a classic expression of Trebbiano with its austerity and precision, great minerality and eventually, long aging potential.
Tasting Notes: The Trebbiano is an ancient grape variety from Abruzzo. It is an elegant and refined wine with great aging potential. Its beautiful acidity, together with the aromatic balance, makes it a fine wine with complexity at the same time. The proximity to the Gran Sasso Mountain guarantees big temperature differences between night and day, which encourages the development of the flavors. The proximity to the Adriatic Sea breezes provides an important mineral tone and a beautiful sapidity to the Emidio Pepe Trebbiano.
Winemaking Notes: Harvest is done by hand with strict grape selection; they pick in different phases to select bunches of grapes according to their ripening. Grapes are crushed in a wooden vat by foot. No additives or sulfites are added, and the must undergoes natural, indigenous yeast fermentation in glass-lined cement vats. After fermentation, the wine ages for roughly six months prior to being bottled. The Trebbiano is bottled by hand without filtering. Rosa Pepe, the family matriarch, decants and re-bottles every single bottle in their cellars to take out the deposits which have formed naturally during the aging process.