1983 Emidio Pepe Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

September 16, 2014

Name:Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Vintage:1983
Type:Red Wine
Varietal:Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Producer:Emidio Pepe
Region:Italy / Abruzzo
Alcohol:n/a

Fantastic mature bio-dynamic Montepulciano. Liquorice, strawberry reduction, cherry, balsamic on the nose. Could just sit and smell it all night long. The age brings out that seductive mature sweetness mixed with herby and secondary flavors. Gorgeous! Side note: as with all Pepe reds – it needs more breathing time than you think, but the dividends are well worth it.

2000 Emidio Pepe Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

September 16, 2014

Name:Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Vintage:2000
Type:Red Wine
Varietal:Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Producer:Emidio Pepe
Region:Italy / Abruzzo
Alcohol:n/a

Drinking Emidio Pepe’s Montepulciano is an event every time. It skips the tongue and the brain and goes straight for the intangibles. So charming to see it t different stages of maturity, always perfectly composed and acting according to its age, yet with the irresistible and contagious youthful cheekiness.