"Bucking every trend and modern convention"
- 2010 Pepe Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

Posted by Joe Salamone

2010 Pepe Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

Catching a bottle of Pepe when it's on is to experience something that can't be replicated in the world of wine.

Pepe's wines are some of the most soulful and individual around.

Antonio Galloni sums up Pepe really well when he writes, "Bucking every trend and modern convention, the wines of Emidio Pepe represent one of the most singular expressions in winemaking today." It's always a pleasure to offer Pepe.

Along with Valentini, Pepe's work with Montepulciano is nothing short of magical. Pepe turns Montepulciano, a cheap mainstay of red sauce joints, into something that commands a place on the world stage.

We recently tasted the 2010 and we were blown away by its focus and blatant mineral force. There's a wild complexity that ranges from animal, to scorched earth, leather, sun-baked grass, herbs and flowers. It's a wine of extraordinary clarity and endless mysterious depth.

I encourage you to check out Levi Dalton's I'll Drink to That interview with Chiara De Iulis Pepe. It's a fascinating overview of the estate.

Pepe's wines are legendary for how they age. Bottles from the 60s and 70s are still great today. They age beautifully on their density, balance and energy. We created the pack pricing for this reason.

To order, reply to offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits

2010 Pepe Montepulciano d'Abruzzo