Masciarelli Montepulciano 16b-1 2008

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Clarity: Clear. Color: Deep ruby red. Bouquet: Intense - complex - fine. Flavor: Red berries, cherry, red currants, violets, hint of tobacco.

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Varietal: Montepulciano
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Azienda Agricola Masciarelli:
San Martino sulla Marrucina is a little centuries-old village of just one thousand inhabitants located at an altitude of 410 m at just 20 kilometers from the Maiella mountain and 20 kilometers from the Adriatic sea. One surely has to come here and see the beautiful landscapes, the vineyards scattered along the whole Abruzzo, the olive plants, our memories and ancestral traditions. Here lies ... Read more
San Martino sulla Marrucina is a little centuries-old village of just one thousand inhabitants located at an altitude of 410 m at just 20 kilometers from the Maiella mountain and 20 kilometers from the Adriatic sea. One surely has to come here and see the beautiful landscapes, the vineyards scattered along the whole Abruzzo, the olive plants, our memories and ancestral traditions. Here lies Masciarelli’s biggest cellar, here is the place where his adventure and his success began in 1981 following as he uses to say “his destiny”. Gianni Masciarelli put together the love, passion and knowledge for vineyards he had inherited from his grandfather Giovannino, the experience he had gained directly on the field and his personal studies on wine. But considerable part of his success is certainly due to his love for the family. Together with his wife, Marina Cvetic, who gave her name to some of Masciarelli best famous labels. From the starting 2,5 hectares, the estate today owns 350 hectares dislocated in each province of Abruzzo (Chieti,Pescara,Teramo,l’Aquila). Most of the lands are cultivated with Montepulciano and Trebbiano, the Abruzzo typical grape varieties, but part of them produce international varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon (in San Martino sulla Marruccina and Ripa Teatina) and Merlot or Cabernet Franc in the province of L’Aquila. The cultivated areas are all very different. From the vineyards dislocated along the Maiella mountain in the province of Chieti, to those on the hills along the Adriatic sea in the province of Teramo. The current yearly production of Gianni Masciarelli winery is of more than one million and a half bottles, commercialized in three ranges: Masciarelli Classico, Villa Gemma ancd Marina Cvetic and exported in 36 countries. In recent times Masciarelli winery has released two new wines. A Montepulciano called ISKRA, a slav terms meaning “sparkle which represents the further witness of Masciarelli’s productive philosophy. Just like in the other wines the goal is to vinify 100% Montepulciano while trying to give each of them a proper character, derived by the specific qualities of the territory. A Trebbiano called Castello di Semivicoli in the name of the ancient baronial Palace of Semivicoli purchased in 2004 by Gianni Masciarelli and Marina Cvetic. The success of Gianni Masciarelli is due to the love he has for his family and his land and to the continuous satisfactions he gets from his activity. Read less

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Snooth User: raindance
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3.00 5
12/26/2011

Christmas Dinner 2011 with Crown Roast of Pork. Great feast with family and friends.


Snooth User: bps2266
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2.50 5
11/02/2011

Two and a half glasses


External Reviews for Masciarelli Montepulciano 16b-1

External Review
01/15/2014

Lush cherry aromas with a hint of black tea and cedar. Earthy, delicate tannins with firm fruit character at a great price. (www.astorwines.com)


External Review
01/03/2012

The 2000 Montepulciano drsquo;Abruzzo Marina Cvetic confirms the promise of this vintage in its deep ruby color, jammy plum and wild cherry fruit nose, and rich, caramel and vanilla laced flavors, and its broad, deep, well sustained finish. Drink: 2005ndash;2018. And who is Marina Cvetic? Madame Masciarelli, an important force in the firm in her own right.


External Review
01/03/2012

The 2005 Montepulciano drsquo;Abruzzo is a simple, straightforward wine with good red fruit prefect for casual, informal drinking. At $10 a bottle it is virtually impossible to beat for value.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

A tight and firm wine, with coffee, tobacco and light raisin character. Medium-bodeid, with good fruit, but slightly hard on the finish.


External Review
01/03/2012

The 2007 Montepulciano drsquo;Abruzzo is hard to beat for the money. Red cherries, tobacco and licorice are some of the nuances that emerge from this mid-weight, vinous red. Anticipated maturity: 2010ndash;2012.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

The 2005 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is a simple, straightforward wine with good red fruit prefect for casual, informal drinking. At $10 a bottle it is virtually impossible to beat for value.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Spicy, fruity and nicely rounded, this wine boasts great flavor intensity without the sharp points sometimes associated with Montepulciano. It's an easy, approachable wine perfect for everyday dining with solid tannins and good length.


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Clarity: Clear. Color: Deep ruby red. Bouquet: Intense - complex - fine. Flavor: Red berries, cherry, red currants, violets, hint of tobacco.

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