Branella Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Emidio Pepe 2020

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Branella Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Emidio Pepe 2020, biodynamic wine, 100% Montepulciano, rare single vineyard wine from Emidio Pepe.  The 2 hectare Branella vineyard produces wines of a different character to Casa Pepe.  The vineyard has a unique, and varied terroir throughout.  It has distinct sandy zone, with lower (near neutral) pH.  Roots can penetrate profoundly. The sandier soil gives the wine more agility, a quicker rhythm, fine yet taught tannins and precision throughout the palate.  This is a wine for long ageing and will grow majestically in complexity and finesse.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
Producer Emidio Pepe
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo, Italy
Vintage 2020
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Montepulciano
Terroir Unique, varied terroirs with distinct geological zones, sandy, blue marls, high amounts of Iron and Manganese
Alcohol 13.5% abv
Total Sulphur Below 50 mg/litre
Ageing Potential 20 years
Food Matching Charcuterie, Poultry, Red Meat, Rich Sauces

The great wines of Emidio Pepe have become iconic on the international market; older vintages sell for high prices and are highly sort after.

You might say 'rightly so' when you consider the labour of love that has gone into every bottle. The organic grapes are handpicked, sorted and every one pressed by foot, a practice that is very rare nowadays but still produces the softest pressing. The must is then fermented with natural yeast in large cement tanks and aged in cement for 2 years, settling naturally without the addition of sulphur. Emidio Pepe wines are then bottled and sent for ageing in the cellar. They store an incredible 40 vintages in their stunning cellar just outside Torano Nuovo in northern Abruzzo not far from the Marche border. When a bottle is sold, it is lovingly decanted into a fresh bottle by hand (hence there is no need for fining nor filtration), Emidio Pepe wines are all corked by hand and then labelled by hand! Only very rarely is any sulphur used in the production of Pepe wines and yet such is the perfection of natural balance that they age for decades.

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The Natural Wine Lexicon

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Natural Yeast Fermentation
  • Nothing Removed, Nothing Added
  • Hand Harvest
  • Unfined
  • Unfilitered
  • Low Sulphur
  • No Added Sulphur
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