|Italy||2002||Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Emidio Pepe New|
6 bottle minimum order
|BT||2 \ 0||24||1,800.00||12||24||200||Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Emidio Pepe||0.75||10|
|Wines are offered subject to remaining unsold. E&OE.|
Chiara, Emidio's granddaughter, says of the 2002 vintage: 'It was a cold and rainy year and Montepulciano is not used to cold seasons, which we rarely have. It was quite a difficult vintage to produce because of the fact that Montepulciano starts with high acidity and low extract and therefore in its youth (in bottle) is unbalanced. If you leave them time they will reveal a level of elegance most vintages will not reach. You have clearly high acidity, but a suppleness the warmer years do not have.' Bottle number 40,176.
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. Does not possess the same substance or persistence compared with the previous vintages tasted, but attractively elegant and sleek. 13%