The grapes are grown at Napa Valley’s Atlas Peak Appellation where the Earth’s volcanic forces shaped the terrain. It’s the highest point in the region rising 2,663 feet above the valley floor, with the vineyard elevation at 1,500 feet. This exotic blend of 60% Sangiovese and 40% Malbec is the newest addition to the wines made by Pèpe family. The wine explodes out of the glass and the rich flavors and aromas of black cherry and spice erupt on the palate.
After the grape fermentation, the young Erupzione wine was put in 225 liter French oak barrels for a period of 18 months, yielding a wine that is 14.5% alcohol by volume. During this period the barrels were frequently checked in order to ensure the elegance and character of the wine. Erupzione drinks like a baby Brunello with approximately 200 cases made each vintage.