Grape: 85% Aglianico, 15% Merlot. Region: Italy> Campania> Irpinia DOC> Sant' Angelo All' Esca. Notes: All estate, female winemaker, hand-harvested, sustainably farmed, vegan-friendly.
Description: The Pepe family is an ancient one in Irpinia, Italy; which has for generations been dedicated to the production of wines, marketed throughout Italy and internationally. Angelo Pepe’s foresight was rewarded in 1998 when then Italian President, Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, appointed him a “Knight of the Republic” for the value of his work. The Cavalier Pepe’s eldest daughter, Milena, is a graduate of viticulture and oenology in France and marketing in Belgium. Today, she leads the family estate with charisma and expertise, ensuring that the wines meet the highest standards. Aged in two years in concrete tanks before bottling, then matured in bottle for a minimum of a year before release. Light to medium-bodied with excellent structure due to its firm tannins.
Aromas of cherry, blackberry, cocoa, with a touch of black pepper and tar. The palate expresses earthy tannins and a long finish recalling wild berries, forest floor, and spice.
Food pairings: Steaks, cow's cheese, coppa, cured meats, pastas, pizzas, etc.