In this episode Chiara De Iulis Pepe of the Emidio Pepe wineries tells Monty Waldin about the benefits of growing grapes using pergola supports — a technique her estate has always successfully employed since the beginning. Chiara fondly describes how grape stomping at Emidio Pepe is also a tradition which brings the family together. Hear more about Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and the story of Chiara’s grandfather Emidio in this conversation with Monty.
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.by Eleanor Shannon
Giorni fa a Verona in occasione del Vinitaly 2017 ho avuto il privilegio di partecipare a una verticale di sei annate del Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Emidio Pepe. Organizzata dalla medesima famiglia Pepe per mostrare l’evoluzione nel tempo delle vendemmie più equilibrate di sempre in azienda.