TN: 2017 Emidio Pepe Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo)

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TN: 2017 Emidio Pepe Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo)

#1 Post by B. Buzzini » September 27th, 2019, 5:29 pm

Almost out of these already...second to last bottle is drinking fantastico tonight [drinkers.gif] ...my last note on this is still spot on...so I'm lazying this one up. Jumped on wine searcher to reload...but ZERO wines for sale in the good ol USA! [help.gif] If anyone has a sighting of some of these, please let me know! Grazie
  • 2017 Emidio Pepe Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo - Italy, Abruzzi, Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo (09/27/2019)
    More like a lighter transparent red than a Rose'...pretty color...nose full of cherries and raspberries crushed with dirty feet(in a good way!)...red licorice, dried flower and herb garden florals. Juicy and full flavored Rose' here, showing a tangy and tart acidity, with some tannic edge to it...yet, surprisingly polished for such rustic wine. The flavors and florals are wonderful...the brightest of fruit and herb gardens in full bloom...LOVE the vibrant cherry ala Chambolle in this...also some sneaky tar and cinnamon stick spice. Crushed minerality really add a nice saline character that shapes the sweet fruit well, and gives it a solid structure. This is just fantastic imo...much more of a wine than just a Summer poppin Rose'. (94 pts.)
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#2 Post by Kris Patten » September 27th, 2019, 10:02 pm

So these are the Euro version bottles? Not the older vines versions that come the US?
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#3 Post by Claus Jeppesen » September 28th, 2019, 2:01 am

Some bottles are labelled Rosato
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#4 Post by Joshua Kates » September 28th, 2019, 4:38 am

Popped one of these this summer, Buzz,
You're description was spot on. Truly beautiful wine. Mine was from Envoyer, which I'm told imports the European younger vine version, but I had no complaints. If so, it might be a reason it was so ready to drink right out of the gate.

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#5 Post by Tom DeBiase » September 28th, 2019, 6:26 am

One of my absolute favorite wines tasted this year. The combination of fruit, herbal and almond nutty notes gave this "light red" an ethereal yet powerful presence. Superb wine.

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#6 Post by Levi Dalton » September 28th, 2019, 8:57 am

There is only one Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo from Emidio Pepe, there is not an old vine and a young vines wine, there is just the one wine. It is not exported through official channels to the United States. The winery prefers to sell it in Italy. Bottles sold in the US are grey market.

The 2011 vintage of the wine was denied the Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo appellation, I believe over reasoning relating to the color of the wine, and for that vintage the wine was labelled Rosato. It was not a different bottling.

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#7 Post by Joshua Kates » September 28th, 2019, 9:27 am

Levi Dalton wrote:
September 28th, 2019, 8:57 am
There is only one Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo from Emidio Pepe, there is not an old vine and a young vines wine, there is just the one wine. It is not exported through official channels to the United States. The winery prefers to sell it in Italy. Bottles sold in the US are grey market.

The 2011 vintage of the wine was denied the Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo appellation, I believe over reasoning relating to the color of the wine, and for that vintage the wine was labelled Rosato. It was not a different bottling.
Thanks for clearing that up, Levi!

So which wine is different in the two markets, if you don't mind reminding us, please?

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#8 Post by Joe W i n o g r a d » September 28th, 2019, 9:29 am

I have had very good experiences with the Tiberio Cerasuolo which is easier to find and priced very well.

Not quite as savory but worth a try if you are enjoying this region and style.

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#9 Post by B. Buzzini » September 28th, 2019, 10:14 am

RELOADED! Envoyer has pre arrival 2018 for $49.
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#10 Post by Levi Dalton » September 28th, 2019, 11:06 am

Joshua Kates wrote:
September 28th, 2019, 9:27 am

So which wine is different in the two markets, if you don't mind reminding us, please?
The Trebbiano d'Abruzzo and the Montepulciano d'Abruzzo.

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#11 Post by Jayson Cohen » September 28th, 2019, 11:43 am

Levi Dalton wrote:
September 28th, 2019, 8:57 am
The 2011 vintage of the wine was denied the Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo appellation, I believe over reasoning relating to the color of the wine, and for that vintage the wine was labelled Rosato. It was not a different bottling.
Bureaucracy at its finest.

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#12 Post by Markus S » September 28th, 2019, 5:20 pm

Joshua Kates wrote:
September 28th, 2019, 9:27 am
So which wine is different in the two markets, if you don't mind reminding us, please?
Oh no....here we go again! [head-bang.gif]

I'll be happy when this winery calls a spade a spade and everyone gets the same wine.
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#13 Post by Billy Norris » September 28th, 2019, 6:01 pm

This is one of my favorite wine discoveries of all time. Had the 2017 earlier this year with sushi in Maui (brought to dinner by a generous friend), and was mesmerized. After searching high and low with no luck in the US, I ended up ordering a case from an Italian retailer at the all in cost of 36euro/bottle. Took almost 2 months to show up, but the wine was safe and sound and is every bit as delicious as I remember. The Tiberio is a solid alternative, though indeed lacks the depth of the Emidio. Great wine, great note.

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