Emidio Pepe, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

Emidio Pepe

2011
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Emidio Pepe 2011 is an Iconic italian wine: rich, layered, full bodied with vibrancy and...delicious.
One of the greats of Italian wine making indeed.
The 2011 is rich, round, complex, natural; a beautiful wine of great class.
Emidio Pepe reds are something akin to fine Burgundy with weight. They are complex, earthy, yet elegant and fresh.
Producer
Region
Variety
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
Alcohol-abv
13%
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Abruzzo

Abruzzo

Abruzzo is stretching from the heart of the Apennines to the Adriatic Sea, on a mainly mountainous and wild land. Winemaking traditions in Abruzzo date back to the sixth century B.C. thanks to the Etruscans, who played a major role in introducing viniculture to the area. The most favorable growing conditions are found in the low hills of Teramo, where the Colline Teramane thrives (its name means hills of Teramo). Some of the best wines infact come from the Teramo area, where a single DOCG exists for Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Colline Teramane, while some classic rosé wines – known as Cerasuolo - are now offered under their own DOC appellation.

DOCG and DOC

Abruzzo is home to one DOCG – Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Colline Teramane – and three DOCs: Contro Guerra, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo. The DOCG and the last DOC shoul not to be confused with the Tuscan Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Eight IGTs also exist in the region including Terre di Chieti, Colli del Sangro, Colline Frentane and Colline Pescaresi.

Grape Varieties

The star grape varieties of the area are the native red Montepulciano and Sangiovese and white Trebbiano, as well as natives such as Passerina, Pecorino and Cococciola.