Emidio Pepe 2019 Pecorino, Colli Aprutini IGT
Item Number: 16604
Sub Region: Teramo
Appellation/AVA: Colli Aprutini IGT
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Pecorino
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Certified Biodynamic
About Pecorino: Pecorino is an autochthonous grape variety coming from south of the Marche region and north of Abruzzo. For the Pepe’s, the Pecorino grape has been a new challenge as they are faced with a new grape variety and trying to elevate it to the test of the long aging, as they do with the Trebbiano and the Montepulciano. The vineyard is 1.5 hectares and was planted in 2007. The 2010 vintage was the first release of the wine. A wine that expresses itself in a complete different way than the Trebbiano, the Pecorino seems to be immediate and flavorful with an important structure and a strong acidity.
Winemaking Notes: This white is vinified at the same exact way of the Trebbiano, crushed by feet and spontaneous fermentation in glass-lined concrete vats. After a few months in cement, the wine is bottled. The Pecorino is cellared in bottle for 2-3 years before release. In intention is to keep it for some time in the cellar to test the aging potential.