VilMontepulciano d'Abruzzo "Villa Gemma" DOC

Masciarelli

Pronunciation
villa gemma
Year
Current Vintage
Type
Red
Winery
Masciarelli
Region
Abruzzo
Oenologist
Romeo Taraburelli

Overview

Masciarelli is a famous winery in Abruzzo, the demarcation point for the generalization of southern Italy. More particularly they are in the province of Pescara and the vineyards are close to the sea. Masciarelli’s list of accolades is long to say the least. At the time of writing this description he holds more than a dozen Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri Awards for his wines over the 20 years that he has been making wine on the 100-hectare estate near Chieti. In the 2004 Guide he had five wines reach the finals for the Tre Bicchieri Awards. In 2004 they were named “Winery of the Year” by Gambero Rosso’s Italian Wines 2004. This is no small feat as this award is given only to the very top cellars in the Italian wine industry.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Vinification
Fermentation in wood
Aging
36 month (18 to 24 months in barriques)
Alcohol
14.5%
| Appearance
Dark Red
| Aroma
Very intense, complex, spiced, herbaceous perfume, with evident notes of flowers and cocoa.
| Taste
Full - fruity - flowery - spicy (ripe red fruits of the forest, blackberries, peonies, eucalyptus, old rose, vanilla, cocoa, leather, humus)
| Serving Suggestions
Roast or marinated wild boar – roast lamb – red meat in general, particularly game – strong cheeses – bitter chocolate.

VilMontepulciano d'Abruzzo "Villa Gemma" DOC

Suggested Retail:
$101.00
CSPC#:
713105
Available Sizes:
750ml
Bottles Per Case:
12