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Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Gianni Masciarelli 2017

Gianni Masciarelli

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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.

Shows an intense ruby red colour. The nose has aromas of small red berries and spices. The palate is fresh and medium-bodied with flavours of cherries and redcurrants with secondary notes of violet and tobacco. The tannins are fine and rounded.

Producer   Masciarelli Tenute Agricola

Origin Loreto Aprutino, Pescara, Italy

Appellation Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC

Grapes  Montepulciano

Vintage 2017

Alcohol 14% ABV

Style Medium body classic red 

Bottle size 750ml

Winemaking Fermentation in stainless-steel vats, maceration for 15-20 days.