Emidio Pepe 2004 Trebbiano d'Abruzzo DOC

Emidio Pepe 2004 Trebbiano d'Abruzzo DOC

Item Number: 6139

UPC: None

Country: Italy
Region: Abruzzo
Sub Region: Teramo
Appellation/AVA: Trebbiano d'Abruzzo DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2004
Grape(s): 100% Trebbiano
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 1
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic

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 by foot in a wooden vat. No additives or sulfites are added, and must undergoes natural, indigenous yeast fermentation in glass-lined cement. After fermentation the wine is racked into 22-hectoliter glass-lined cement tanks where it 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

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 90 (2/1/2008)

    The 2004 Trebbiano d’Abruzzo reveals an intriguing array of smoke, earthiness, matchstick, tobacco, apricots and ripe white peaches. This beautifully-layered, complex wine is sure to acquire even more complexity in bottle. It is one of Italy’s most distinctive whites. Anticipated maturity: 2008 -2026.