Masciarelli Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2018
|Eye||Deep ruby red color|
|Nose||Rich and ripe dark cherry fruit, along with attractive spicy, smoky notes|
|Mouth||Fresh, immediate, young and juicy, with lively tannins|
|Pairings||Roasted meats, pastas and pizza|
|Appellation||Montepulciano d Abruzzo DOC|
|Grape details||Montepulciano 100%|
|Place of Production||N/A|
|Wine bottle size||0,75 L Standard|
Masciarelli,in a span of only 30 miles between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea, has carefully assembled 60 specific sites averaging just 5 acres and spread across the diverse soils and altitudes of the 4 provinces of Abruzzo.
These vineyards are farmed sustainably, and the 9 specific vineyards that bear fruit for this wine range in altitude from 435 to 1,200 feet, planted on soils of calcareous clay, and in a combination of traditional pergola as well as spur cordon and single guyot training that Gianni Masciarelli pioneered in the region.
After destemming, the grapes are pressed and undergo a short, warm fermentation on the skins in stainless steel.
Further aging in stainless steel maintains the freshness and vibrancy of the fruit, producing a wine that exhibits bright red berries, cherry, redcurrant and violet aromas and flavors.
The wine is then racked and bottled by gravity without fining or filtration.