2002 Emidio Pepe Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Vecchie Vigne #166276969
Based on 16 reviews on Cellartracker.com
Reviews Vinous "Lustrous mid ruby with orange tinges. Cool, red-fruit nose with spice, hints of iron and tobacco leaf. Cool and sleek palate with lots of acidity, grainy tannins and sleek, red fruit. Hints of tobacco and rusty nail on the finish. (WS)"
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About Emidio Pepe
Pepe’s Montepulciano boasts bold flavors of dark fruit, licorice, and fresh herbs and is distinct from most other Montepulciano wines in the region. In most vintages, two Montepulicanos are produced - one from young vines and the other from old vines. The old vines, after aging a minimum of 5 years, are imported to the USA and are distinguished by the “Selezione Vecchie Vigne” label.
Trying to summarize Emidio Pepe and his wines is a difficult task, as he is a legendary and iconoclastic producer who is on a quest to make one of the world’s greatest red wines. His attention to detail is evident at every step of the production process, from the genetically diverse old vines to the organic farming, native ferments, and hand work in the vineyards and cellar. Pepe holds back at least half of his production for further aging, showcasing his quixotic and visionary approach. Each successive release confirms Pepe’s belief that Montepulciano is one of the world's great wines.