Emidio Pepe 2010 Trebbiano d'Abruzzo DOC

Emidio Pepe 2010 Trebbiano d'Abruzzo DOC

Item Number: 8355

UPC: None

Country: Italy
Region: Abruzzo
Sub Region: Abruzzo
Appellation/AVA: Trebbiano d'Abruzzo DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2010
Grape(s): 100% Trebbiano
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 1
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Certified Biodynamic

The Trebbiano, as the Montepulciano, is an ancient grape varietal 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 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 rebottles every single bottle in their cellars to take out the deposits which have formed naturally during the aging process.

Reviews

  • Vinous
    Rating: 93 (5/1/2015)

    Dark golden yellow. Chamomile, almond paste and candied orange peel on the bright, deep nose; the aroma profile is very similar to Valentini’s 2010 Trebbiano d’Abruzzo, if slightly less intense. Rich and ripe on the palate, but with razor-sharp lemony acidity lifting the white orchard and musky herbal flavors. Finishes multilayered and long. A serious Trebbiano d’Abruzzo, and one of the best ones Pepe has made in some time.
  • The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 91 (3/1/2016)

    Rich and layered, this lightly hazy white is medium-bodied and fresh, featuring flavors of steeped apricot, clover honey, singed orange peel, chamomile and dried herb. Finely meshed, with real verve carrying through to the zesty finish. Drink now through 2025.