Masciarelli Marina Cvetic 2005

Previously available for: $33.99
3.54 5 0.5
Add
4 reviews
+My Wines

My Wines

Save in My Wines

Add to Wishlist

My Cellar

List It
Edit

Vintages


Add a vintage

Winemaker's Notes:

Gianni Masciarelli and his wife Marina Cvetic are among the shining beacons of Abruzzo. For years, this beautiful lan...

Read more...
  • There are currently no submitted critic scores.
  • + Wine critic

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close

A great wine. Extremely well balanced but can still age some more Read more

This is a wonderful wine for the price (I found it in Rome for 16 Euro). Lots of black fruit on the nose - dark cherry, blackberry , with big tann... Read more

This is a dense red wine that's certainly not your typical Montepulciano. Think of it as a "Super Abruzzo" with all the richness and structure. Read more

Set your rating:
Save

Examples: Value Wine, Would Recommend, For the Cellar, Etc...

User Reviews for Masciarelli Marina Cvetic

Add your review
Snooth User: brincs
38966108
4.00 5
04/19/2009

A great wine. Extremely well balanced but can still age some more


Snooth User: Vino Bob
15768311
4.50 5
03/29/2009

This is a wonderful wine for the price (I found it in Rome for 16 Euro). Lots of black fruit on the nose - dark cherry, blackberry , with big tannins but a well balanced palate with black cherries, black raspberries and tobacco. Nice lingering finish. A perfect match with beefsteak or grilled lamb.


External Reviews for Masciarelli Marina Cvetic

External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
06/08/2009

This is a dense red wine that's certainly not your typical Montepulciano. Think of it as a "Super Abruzzo" with all the richness and structure.


Ratings & Tags for Masciarelli Marina Cvetic

39581 Snooth User: Ranjit
rated this wine
3.50 5
02/07/2010

Winemaker's Notes:

Gianni Masciarelli and his wife Marina Cvetic are among the shining beacons of Abruzzo. For years, this beautiful land, with its abundance of sun, great soil and the easy-to-grow Montepulciano grape, had wallowed in mediocrity as scores of producers were clearly taking advantage of what was given to them. Gianni, along with his inspiration, the reclusive genius Edoardo Valentini, proved to the rest of the world, through hard work, low yields, and a desire to be the best, that Abruzzo and the Montepulciano grape could produce world-class (and then some) wines. Over the years, his limited production wines have reached an exalted, cult status. The Marina Cvetic (overseen by his talented wife) is their go-to Montepulciano, sourced from three vineyard sites that are mostly around 30 years old. The style here is big wine with a sense of balance, deep, dark, brooding black fruits, earth, truffle and mineral, all surrounded by copious yet ripe tannins and perfect acidity. That makes this bruiser light enough on its feet to accompany even the famed “crudo” (read “raw”) seafood preparations so prevalent in Abruzzo. After 24 hours, this wine was still going, even better than the night before. Boasting a Gambero Rosso winemaker of the year award and 92 points from the Wine Advocate, this one has it all.

Gianni Masciarelli and his wife Marina Cvetic are among the shining beacons of Abruzzo. For years, this beautiful land, with its abundance of sun, great soil and the easy-to-grow Montepulciano grape, had wallowed in mediocrity as scores of producers were clearly taking advantage of what was given to them. Gianni, along with his inspiration, the reclusive genius Edoardo Valentini, proved to the rest of the world, through hard work, low yields, and a desire to be the best, that Abruzzo and the Montepulciano grape could produce world-class (and then some) wines. Over the years, his limited production wines have reached an exalted, cult status. The Marina Cvetic (overseen by his talented wife) is their go-to Montepulciano, sourced from three vineyard sites that are mostly around 30 years old. The style here is big wine with a sense of balance, deep, dark, brooding black fruits, earth, truffle and mineral, all surrounded by copious yet ripe tannins and perfect acidity. That makes this bruiser light enough on its feet to accompany even the famed “crudo” (read “raw”) seafood preparations so prevalent in Abruzzo. After 24 hours, this wine was still going, even better than the night before. Boasting a Gambero Rosso winemaker of the year award and 92 points from the Wine Advocate, this one has it all.

Photos

+ Add Image

Recipe Downloader

RiceSelect

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »

Sangiovese Top Lists








Snooth Media Network