Masciarelli Marina Cvetic Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva DOC 2016 - Abruzzo, Italy
This is great……and here’s why!96/100 Raffaele Vecchione – WineCritic.com
93/100 Jeb Dunnuck
92/100 James Suckling
90/100 Wine Enthusiast
Raffaele Vecchione “A wine of great quality that will amaze in the coming years....Hints of black plum, blackberry and black currant with notes of asphalt and concrete. Full body, ripe and round tannins and a balanced and acidic finish. I like the energy and freshness that it can instill.”
Jeb Dunnuck “It’s a beautiful wine....another beautiful release from this estate....It’s rich, medium to full-bodied, and powerful on the palate, with plenty of structure...Coming from 100% Montepulciano and aged in new barrels, it reveals a dense purple/plum color as well as unevolved notes of spiced blackberries, scorched earth, smoked herbs, chocolate, and spring flowers.”
Vinous “....a truly lovely red wine.....Pure aromas of plum, smoke, oak and sweet spices. Dense, suave and deep, offering rich, concentrated flavors of red cherry and dark plum lifted by a hint of violet. The finish is both luscious and long, and features rising, youthfully peppery, chewy tannins.”
James Suckling "The blueberries and cloves are intense on the nose. Medium body, firm and silky tannins and a delicious finish. Drink now."
Wine Enthiusiast "The firm medium-bodied palate is silken in feel upon entry, built by ripe cherry and dark berry flavors. Rounded tannins provide solid support alongside tangy acidity."
Masciarelli Estate is one of Italy's most highly regarded wineries and a premium producer of the Abruzzo region. The winery has been awarded 29 Tre Bicchieri, the prestigious award of the most renowned wine guide in Italy. Gianni Masciarelli was a pioneer in the Abruzzo region and his daughter Miriam is now continuing his legacy. Masciarelli Estate uses only estate fruit and farm their vineyards sustainably and hand harvest. Masciarelli was the ninth Italian wine company to obtain the EMAS eco environmental certification and is committed sustainability throughout all its vineyards and winery.
Abruzzo is an Italian wine region located in central Italy tucked between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic coast. While wine is produced in all four of Abruzzo's provinces, most of the production takes place in the province of Chieti which is the fifth largest producing province in all of Italy. Some of the most highly rated wine from Abruzzo comes from the hillside vineyards in the northern provinces of Pescara and Teramo.
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is one of Italy's most famous wines. This classic, well-rounded, plum-scented Italian red is made from Montepulciano grapes grown in the Abruzzo region, on Italy's Adriatic coast. It is quite distinct from Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, which is a Sangiovese-based wine from Tuscany.