“Emidio Pepe is very determined when it comes to limiting any kind of intervention in the vineyard and in the cellar.”
The soils in Abruzzo ranges from Mesozoic and Tertiary limestone in the Apennine peaks, to Pliocene and Pleistocene marine sediments as we get closer to the Adriatic sea. Dolomite, limestone, and marl characterise best the variety of soils in the region. The majority of vineyards are found in the hilly areas in the Chieti province. Sloping land, altitude, shallow and rocky soils are key elements of this great terroir.
History / Ethos
Emidio Pepe is one of the greatest wine estates in Italy and is located in a region that is most often associated with mass-produced, industrial wines. And yet on closer inspection, it could be no other way, the patriarch, Emidio, established the current order in 1964, firmly rooting operations in the traditional and artisanal, rejecting the seductive promises of mechanisation. A pioneer in some ways. Truly forward-thinking, he saw that keeping things simple was the key to making quality wine. Today, with his daughter and granddaughters running the show, it seems the wines are only getting better.