Emidio Pepe 2019 Pecorino, Colli Aprutini IGT

Emidio Pepe 2019 Pecorino, Colli Aprutini IGT

Item Number: 16604

UPC: None

Country: Italy
Region: Abruzzo
Sub Region: Teramo
Appellation/AVA: Colli Aprutini IGT
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2019
Grape(s): 100% Pecorino
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Certified Biodynamic

About Pecorino: Pecorino is an autochthonous grape variety coming from south of the Marche region and north of Abruzzo. For the Pepe’s, the Pecorino grape has been a new challenge as they are faced with a new grape variety and trying to elevate it to the test of the long aging, as they do with the Trebbiano and the Montepulciano. The vineyard is 1.5 hectares and was planted in 2007. The 2010 vintage was the first release of the wine. A wine that expresses itself in a complete different way than the Trebbiano, the Pecorino seems to be immediate and flavorful with an important structure and a strong acidity.

Winemaking Notes: This white is vinified at the same exact way of the Trebbiano, crushed by feet and spontaneous fermentation in glass-lined concrete vats. After a few months in cement, the wine is bottled. The Pecorino is cellared in bottle for 2-3 years before release. In intention is to keep it for some time in the cellar to test the aging potential.


  • Vinous
    Rating: 93 (10/6/2022)

    There's a woodsy, herbal nature to the bouquet of the 2019 Pecorino that I find wildly attractive; musky dried apricots and hints of confectionery spice provide lovely contrast. Its soft textures soothe as a reverberation of tension mounts through a mix of zesty acids, green citrus and a twang of sour melon. The 2019 leaves a primary concentration upon the palate, a staining of lime and a caking of saline intensity, while finishing with persistence. This is the best vintage of Emidio Pepe's Pecorino that I've yet tasted. The vineyard was planted between 2006 and 2007 in white clay soils with a northern exposure. It took the family some time to fully understand the variety, how to farm it and shape it in the winery; yet the 2019 clearly shows that its potential has been realized.