Emidio Pepe founded his winery in 1964, after working alongside his father and his grandfather which already back in 1889 where making wine at Casa Pepe. Before anyone else, he strongly believed in the great ageing potential of Trebbiano and Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and he dedicated all his energies to those two indigenous grape varietals, proving their incredible potential and showing it to the entire world.
Ours is a family run business and all that really counts is in our history, deeply rooted to our land and it is handed down from generation to generation. Still farmers deep inside: while everything changes, grows, evolves with time, our way of taking on the work and the life has remained the same. Today, under the proud gaze of Emidio and Rosa, the main guarantors of this tradition are Sofia and Daniela, together with the young granddaughters Chiara and Elisa. Sofia is the guardian of the oenological knowledge, she follows all the aspects related to the production and the quality, while Daniela follows in first person the administration and financial aspects of the winery. Chiara, Daniela’s daughter, follows the export markets and Elisa, who has just turned eighteen, is starting to support and help the winery world.
Torano Nuovo is in the center of an uncontaminated Nature still provided of its times, able to generate unforgettable fruits through its soils and still capable of holding the idea of labor as a gift and able to transform the passion for the land in immutable love.
The climate balances the soft and sapid influence of the sea together with the cold streams from the Gran Sasso Mountain, giving birth to a perfect condition that allows a slow and progressive ripening of the flavours and creating an ideal balance between sugars and acidity. The clay and limestone soil hosts the roots, which go down for more than several meters, the soil also provides and feeds them with a specific mineralogy that allows the wine to have complexity and longevity.
36 Acres of Montepulciano and Trebbiano d’Abruzzo, with a little Pecorino. The growing system is mainly pergola and few rows in order to have balanced vintages each year. The leaves in the pergola protect the grapes when there is too much sun while the rows let the soil breathe when it rains a lot. The workings are almost non-existent because we want to preserve the life and the soil biodiversity. Earthworms, butterflies, spiders and fireflies which populate our soil testify the absence of fertilizers. The pergola vines are the oldest, more than 40 years old and an average yield is 90/100 quintals per hectare. Their roots can go 6 to 7 meters deep and guarantee the nourishment even in the most difficult periods. We treat the plants only with natural products: mine sulphur and copper water as whatever you give to them comes back to you: first in the grapes and then in the glass.