Emidio Pepe 2007 Trebbiano d'Abruzzo DOC

Emidio Pepe 2007 Trebbiano d'Abruzzo DOC

Item Number: 6141

UPC: None

Country: Italy
Region: Abruzzo
Sub Region: Teramo
Appellation/AVA: Trebbiano d'Abruzzo DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2007
Grape(s): 100% Trebbiano
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
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 matriach, 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: 88 (2/1/2013)

    Pepe’s 2007 Trebbiano d’Abruzzo is especially rich and large-scaled in this vintage. Honey, roasted nuts, spices and licorice flow from the glass. This is a distinctly powerful, intense Trebbiano. In my view, the 2007 is too forward to age gracefully, but only time will tell for sure. Personally, I wouldn’t push it. The Pepe Trebbiano is as old-school as it gets. The grapes are crushed by foot and fermented in steel, while the wine is aged in cement vats. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2017.
  • Vinous
    Rating: 92 (10/6/2022)

    There's no telling the age of the 2007 Trebbiano d'Abruzzo Vecchie Vigne from its color alone, boasting a vibrant golden hue. It bursts from the glass with a potent mix of lemon oils, pungent florals, rosemary and confectionery tangerine. For all of its aromatic intensity, it's incredibly savory on the palate, mineral and flinty in style, almost like liquid stone, yet has a core of vivid pear that balances the expression out perfectly. The 2007 tapers off a bit shorter than anticipated while leaving a saline tension that lingers long. This was a warm vintage; however, well-timed rains during July helped keep the fruit healthy and ripen at an even pace.