2004 Emidio Pepe Trebbiano d'Abruzzo, Abruzzo, Italy

The nose has a little oxidation, roasted walnuts mixed with sea spray, beeswax scents and a hint of kelp seaweed. The palate is medium-bodied with a bracing line of acidity and arresting bitterness on the finish. This beautifully-layered, complex wine is sure to acquire even more complexity in bottle. It is one of Italy’s most distinctive whites.


There are 3 units left in stock.


 Emidio Pepe is a singular producer creating amazingly complex age-worthy reds and whites. For the both the Trebbiano and Montepulciano, the picking is exclusively by hand, selecting only the perfect grapes. The white grapes are crushed by feet in a big wooden tub, 350kg at a time get crushed for 40-45 minutes, allowing a constant stimulation of skin with the juice, letting the skin release matter, flavours and aromas. This method allow us to press the grapes in a delicate and soft way, not letting the stems break and letting us have a rich must ready to ferment. Only the juice go to ferment in small concrete tanks, where spontaneous fermentation will start and go on for 30-35 days. From concrete, the second spring following the harvest, the wine will go straight into bottle to start his long improvement in bottle. 


Emidio Pepe founded his winery in 1964, after working alongside his father and his grandfather which already back in 1889 where making wine at Casa Pepe. Before anyone else, he strongly believed in the great ageing potential of Trebbiano and Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and he dedicated all his energies to those two indigenous grape varietals, proving their incredible potential and showing it to the entire world. 

"Ours is a family run business and all that really counts is in our history, deeply rooted in our land and it is handed down from generation to generation. Still farmers deep inside: while everything changes, grows, evolves with time, our way of taking on the work and the life has remained the same. Today, under the proud gaze of Emidio and Rosa, the main guarantors of this tradition are Sofia and Daniela, together with the young granddaughters Chiara and Elisa. Sofia is the guardian of the oenological knowledge, she follows all the aspects related to the production and the quality, while Daniela follows in first person the administration and financial aspects of the winery. Chiara, Daniela’s daughter, follows the export markets and Elisa, who has just turned eighteen, is starting to support and help the winery world."-From the winery.

Torano Nuovo is in the center of an uncontaminated Nature still provided of its times, able to generate unforgettable fruits through its soils and still capable of holding the idea of labor as a gift and able to transform the passion for the land in immutable love. The climate balances the soft and sapid influence of the sea together with the cold streams from the Gran Sasso Mountain, giving birth to a perfect condition that allows a slow and progressive ripening of the flavours and creating an ideal balance between sugars and acidity. The clay and limestone soil hosts the roots, which go down for several meters, the soil also provides and feeds them with a specific minerality that allows the wine to have complexity and longevity. A combination of soil and climate factors: the location of the vineyards exposed to a large solar arc, the different temperature range between day and night that helps the filling sugars in the grapes and the constant wind prevents bacteria and diseases to develop – all this defines Torano Nuovo, a town from incredible vine vocation.


Grape(s) Trebbiano D'Abruzzo
Farming Biodynamic