He was a pioneer in ageing those two grape varietals and especially, the first to hold backbottles with consistency over the years. As in the past still today, at least half of the production is stocked in the cellar and it get released only when the family think the vintage is at its best expression.
Today, Emidio Pepe ageing cellar has more than 350.000 bottles. It is a cellar in constant movement as old bottles are released in small quantity each year while the young ones are stocked and will be released only when ready.
This is our historical heritage, a library of vintages and a collection of bottles that have been produced over the years with the same philosophy and method to photograph the climate of each season and make sure every bottle would tell its history.
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is “the king” of the Abruzzo varietals. Emidio Pepe describes it as the wine of the future for its immediate beauty and his aging potential.
Trebbiano d’Abruzzo is an ancient and indigenous grape variety from Abruzzo, a unique clone different from others of its same family. Its beautiful acidity together with the aromatic balance make of it a fine wine with complexity at the same time. It has an elegant and austere expression when young with a great minerality, as it is truly age worthy and able to evolve with time, after few years it gains complexity, volume and profoundness.
The last arrival in the Pepe family. Pecorino is an indigenous grape variety from south of Marche and north of Abruzzo. Used to be grown in high altitudes, Pecorino is mellow and generous.
Cerasuolo is a typical wine from our region, obtained from Montepulciano d’Abruzzo grapes vinified as our white wine: the grapes are foot crushed and the must ferments without the skins. The result is an intense pink wine, a rosé with a strong personality with fresh and enveloping flavors, it is a bright and energetic wine.
To deeply get into the history of our family and to fully understand our traditional methods and our philosophy, the winery visit is the best way to learn and discover our wines. Starting from the vineyards explanation - where everything begins – production and ageing cellar will follow, where more than 350.000 bottles are stocked and waiting to be released at their best moment. To enjoy the tour we recommend you to arrive 15 minutes before your appointment.