Gianni Masciarelli and his wife Marina Cvetic are among the shining beacons of Abruzzo. For years, this beautiful lan...Read more...
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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
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A great wine. Extremely well balanced but can still age some 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 tannins but a well balanced palate with black cherries, black raspberries and tobacco. Nice lingering finish. A perfect match with beefsteak or grilled lamb.
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.
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