Montepulciano d’Abruzzo "Marina Cvetic" DOC

Masciarelli

Pronunciation
marina svet-eech
Year
Current Vintage
Type
Red
Winery
Masciarelli
Region
Abruzzo
Oenologist
Romeo Taraburelli

Overview

Like other regions in Southern Italy, Abruzzo, except for a relatively few intrepid souls, has yet to be "discovered" by English-speaking travelers. Gianni Masciarelli's wife Marina is the inspiration behind this wine and she has taken specific fruit from prime vineyard plots and followed this quality through the winemaking process to create a wine that is powerful, rich and very much ageworthy for the cellar. This is a unique and forward looking expression of Montepulciano that shows the true potential of the varietal.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Vinification
Stainless steel vats, fermentation 15-20 days, maceration 20-30 days
Aging
100% new oak 12-18 months, and goes through malolactic fermentation
Alcohol
13%
| Appearance
Ruby Red
| Aroma
Intensely fruity showing dark berry and tree fruit with notes of tobacco shop as the wine evolves.
| Taste
Powerful, fully fruited with loads of spice and a long finish that calls for another sip.
| Serving Suggestions
Porterhous, T-bone steaks and cuts on the bone, roast leg of lamb, braised game meats, rich pasta sauces tossed in pappardelle, hard aged cheese.

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo "Marina Cvetic" DOC

Suggested Retail:
$42.00
CSPC#:
713102
Available Sizes:
750ml
Bottles Per Case:
6