Finding a winery in Abruzzo without Montepulciano is about as likely as finding a household in South Dakota without firearms. The red all-rounder is omnipresent and the white Trebbiano is almost as likely to grow alongside it. Both also grow in the vineyards of Emidio Pepe, one of those rare shining lights who stubbornly and uncompromisingly go their own way, laying the foundations for future generations.

Geologically and, above all, climatically, the region is one of the most exciting in Italy. There are just 50 kilometres between the Adriatic Sea and the two impressive mountain massifs of Gran Sasso and Majella, and this interplay of maritime and alpine influences is ideally reflected in the region's wines.

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Caprera, Le Vasche 2020
Caprera, Le Vasche 2020
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Caprera, Le Vasche 2020

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Vasche, to which Luca Virgilio's Montepulciano pays tribute, are ancient basins that were carved into the rocks around Pietranico thousands of years ago to crush grapes with feet. Although Luca does not do this, he is aware of the long history of viticulture around his winery, which was complete...

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Caprera, Fortuna 2020
Caprera, Fortuna 2020
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Caprera, Fortuna 2020

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Fortuna is Luca Virgilio's crystal-clear and profound white wine made from Trebbiano abruzzese and a small proportion of Passerina. However, the terroir is at least as important as the two grape varieties in the case of Caprera, which is characterised less by the sea 30 kilometres away and more b...

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Caprera, Vento e Sale 2022
Caprera, Vento e Sale 2022
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Caprera, Vento e Sale 2022

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To dispel any doubts right away. Pecorino is of course also a cheese and as such is much better known than the grape variety of the same name, which is mainly found in southern Marche and northern Abruzzo - and only recently, as the variety was virtually lost for a long time and only reappeared ...

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Caprera, Le Vasche Cerasuolo 2021 (Rosato)
Caprera, Le Vasche Cerasuolo 2021 (Rosato)
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Caprera, Le Vasche Cerasuolo 2021 (Rosato)

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Data sheet Grape variety: Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Vineyard: Situated in rocky territory between the Gran Sasso and Majella mountain ranges Harvest: By hand Fermentation: Spontaneous | wild yeasts Ageing: In steel tanks Filtration: No SO₂: < 25mg/litre Alcohol content: 14% vol. Closure: Natura...

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