Rich and ripe dark cherry fruit, along with attractive spicy, smoky notes. Fleshy and full, with surprising depth and length. This wine is intended to be consumed in its youth and is a terrific complement to roasted meats, pastas and pizza Read more..
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2018
Founded by Abruzzo native Gianni Masciarelli in 1981, Masciarelli and its wines have become the standardbearer for the Abruzzo region, and an inspiration to all emerging Italian wine regions. After a summer in Champagne, Gianni Masciarelli became convinced that world-class wines could be produced in Abruzzo, and through tremendous vision and non-stop innovation, Masciarelli became one of the most admired wineries in Italy.
Masciarelli is such an extraordinary story because, as few producers have managed to do, they have succeeded at the very top in creating Villa Gemma one of Italy’s icon wines, while also creating something special for the everyday consumer, a wine so much better than it needs to be, an ambassador for the region. This wine for so many people is their introduction to the Montepulciano grape and the Abruzzo region, and the quality and care shown in producing this 100% estate, all hand-harvested wine is reflected in the refinement, soft acidity, ripe and moderate tannins, and bright red berry and cherry notes with a distinct, spicy character.
Location: 9 specific vineyards, at altitudes ranging from 435 to 1,200 feet.
Soils: Mostly calcareous clay with alluvial sediments. Farming: Traditional pergola as well as high density spur cordon and single guyot; all hand-harvested and farmed sustainably
Fermentation: After destemming a short, warm maceration in stainless steel. Aging: In stainless steel to preserve freshness, then bottled by gravity without fining or filtration.
Rich and ripe dark cherry fruit, along with attractive spicy, smoky notes. Fleshy and full, with sur..
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