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Masciarelli Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

Red berries, cherry, redcurrants, violets, hints of tobacco.

2.9826315789474 5 0.5
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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

Editorial Reviews for Masciarelli Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065220,812
3.50 5
08/01/2014

Showing hints of evolution on the nose, this displays subtle fruit framed with hints of forest floor, mushrooms, and candied red cherries. Smooth and bright on entry, this is admirably broad on the palate while remaining transparent with lovely softening tannins supporting earthy and everso leathery dried strawberry and cherry fruit on the palate. the finish is fairly long, clean and precise with lovely wild cherry flavors. The tannins are a touch dry though and the peak out a bit on the finale but this is actually quite long because of that. 88pts


Member Reviews for Masciarelli Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065220,812
4.40 5
08/01/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: davethewav9
394597414
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 11/23/2012

Great value. Nothing too big, but a great apertif or cheese+cracker wine. Nice light fruit and very well balanced.


Snooth User: mikespeer
10741941,196
2.50 5
Vintage: 2009 07/19/2012

dark ruby color...hints of blackberries on the nose...very light on the palette with some nice fruit flavor and a short dry finish.


Snooth User: pjfmathews
57372683
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 11/02/2012

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: rpienciak
129900910
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 09/07/2013

Three glasses


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 10/15/2010

loaded with berry fruit, red currants on the nose as well. palate extends to new oak, some vanilla spices coupled with bitter black cherries, very easy to drink and of a great value.


Snooth User: GoinGray
737701,347
2.00 5
Vintage: 2007 07/22/2011

Scents of spice, sweet licorice, earthy. Dry, wet wood, musty finish.


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External Reviews for Masciarelli Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2007 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: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2007 09/27/2011

Rustic and medicinal in its initial scents, this is a red-fruited wine, as honest as the tannin is long. Oak gives it a caramelized-onion sweetness to balance with beef stew.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2007 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: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2007 01/03/2012

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


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2007 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
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2003 05/19/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2003 05/19/2011

The 2000 Montepulciano d'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: 2005-2018. And who is Marina Cvetic? Madame Masciarelli, an important force in the firm in her own right.


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Red berries, cherry, redcurrants, violets, hints of tobacco.

Dietary Information: Organic


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