Montepulciano d’Abruzzo “Marina Cvetic”, Gianni Masciarelli 2017

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo “Marina Cvetic”, Gianni Masciarelli 2017

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Gianni Masciarelli, who died in 2008, and his wife Marina Cvetic have been 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.

Intense ruby red in the glass the wine has aromas of red flowers, black cherries, gingerbread and a hint of Mediterranean maquis. The palate is warm and soft with ripe tannins and a long finish with notes of cocoa beans.

Producer   Masciarelli Tenute Agricola

Origin Loreto Aprutino, Pescara, Abruzzo, Italy

Appellation Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC

Grapes  Montepulciano

Vintage 2017

Alcohol 14.5% ABV

Style Full body classic red 

Bottle size 750ml

Winemaking Fermentation in stainless-steel vats, maceration for 20-30 days. Matured in French oak barrels for 12-18 months and a further 6 months in bottle