2012 Emidio Pepe Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Emidio Pepe is a singular producer creating amazingly complex age worthy reds and whites in a region of mass produced, overly engineered versions of Montepulciano d'Abruzzo.
Though the family has been producing wines here since the end of the 19th Century, the winemaking has remained unchanged philosophically since Emidio Pepe took over the estate in 1964. Since 1997, the business and wine production has been in the hands of the fourth generation of the Pepe family with sisters, Daniela and Sofia. And, more recently, the dynamic Chiara De Iulis Pepe has joined the estate as the fifth generation!
A more wild and expressive nose with leather and earthy floral notes. Dark cherries and fine-boned acidity present themselves on the palate of this Montepulciano which is just beginning to age.