Vintage: 1974
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: Italy
Region: Abruzzo
Appellation: Montepulciano D'Abruzzo
Wine type: Red
Varietals: Montepulciano
Biodynamic: Practicing
Vineyard: Sourced from vineyards around the winery in Torano Nuovo, Abruzzo - near the border with Marche.
Orientation: Southeast.
Soil: Medium-textured clay.
Viticulture: Hand harvested. Biodynamic.
Vinification: Fermented in 22 - 30 HL cement tanks with natural yeast.
Aging: Aged for two years in cement before bottling.
Publication: Wine Spectator
Rating: 94
Smells of fresh autumn air, with notes of dried leaves and pine needle leading to a tangy mix of gamy prosciutto, burnt orange zest and light caramel accents. Long, with noticeable tannins. Non-blind Emidio Pepe vertical (May 2013). Drink now. –NW