I often tell people that wine has the capacity to transport me across space and time. Tasting Emidio Pepe vintages back to 1979 with the Pepe family amidst the insanity of VinItaly proved this to be true. Small sips of old and more recent vintages had the power to evoke intimacy, connection to place, and emotion even there.
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1979: a “perfect” year with just the right timing and amount of rain, sun and warmth. The tannins have become delicate and velvety, but the wine is still full, robust and full of life.
1985: a warmer year. The wine is stronger and more tannic.
1993: a very balanced vintage.
2001: a year that seemed to speak both of the sea and the mountains…strong but very balanced.
2007: a beautiful vintage that was very warm. The wine is soft, elegant and even delicate.
2010: still very young, but a wonderful vintage. Of the 45,000 bottles made, 37,000 (80%) went into the cellar instead of being sold because this will age really well.
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