• "Gianni Masciarelli" Trebbiano d'Abruzzo DOC 2019

      “Gianni Masciarelli” Trebbiano d’Abruzzo DOC 2019

      Classic Trebbiano d'Abruzzo with fresh aromas of citrus and flowers. Young, agile and typical taste of the variety. Correctly vinified at an unbeatable price. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2018 vintage received the following awards:

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Wine Enthusiast:89 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Trebbiano
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 21,00 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,00 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,50 g/l
      • Sulfite: 95 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,10
      • Closure: Plastic corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Food Recommendations: grilled polo
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      12100119 ·  0,75 l · 10,60 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      7,95 €
    • "Gianni Masciarelli" Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo DOC 2019

      “Gianni Masciarelli” Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo DOC 2019

      The Gianni Masciarelli line is intended to embody the typicality of the region, so this Rosato is as strong and full-bodied as one would expect from the grape variety and terroir. Intense cherry pink. Delicate fruity and spicy fragrance, robust on the palate with a lot of structure. In the finish a fine minerality and berry fruit. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2018 vintage received the following awards:

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Vinous:91 points
      • James Suckling:90 points
      • Falstaff:89 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Montepulciano
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: Plastic corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      12102719 · 0,75 l · 10,60 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      7,95 €
    • "Gianni Masciarelli" Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC 2017

      “Gianni Masciarelli” Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC 2017

      Classic Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, fresh and not too heavy. Small red berries and spices in the nose, harmonious and round in taste. Great value. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Bibenda:
      • Slow Wine:Everyday wine
      • Grape Variety: 100% Montepulciano
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,85 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,55 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 3,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 98 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,48
      • Closure: Plastic corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021+
      • Food Recommendations: Chicken in chilli sauce
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      12102117 · 0,75 l · 11,93 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      8,95 €
    • "Villa Gemma" Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo DOC 2018

      “Villa Gemma” Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo DOC 2018

      Pure Rosato from Montepulciano grapes: intense bright colour, fresh-fruity, floral scent. Smooth and full-bodied on the palate. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Intense, bright cherry red. In the nose lots of red berries with a hint of citrus. In the mouth of medium weight, juicy and clear, stretches beautifully." Falstaff

      "This is always an attractive rosé with fresh cherries, cherry blossom, citrus and rose petals. Very fresh and tangy, showing bright fruit and a flavorful finish." James Suckling

      "Pale red, the color a Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo should always be. Saline herbs dominate the nose and mouth initially, then lusciously ripe but a very fresh red cherry presence emerges and makes its presence really felt. Similar to the 2018 Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo Gianni Masciarelli but fresher and more sleek, and offering gobs more fruit. Lovely, suave Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo; and even though Masciarelli is more famous for its red wines, the simple truth is that the outstanding Villa Gemma Cerasuolo is more often than not this estate’s best wine every year of late." Vinous

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Vinous:92 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Falstaff:90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Montepulciano
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 23,20 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,86 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 5,90 g/l
      • Sulfite: 22 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,08
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      12102518 · 0,75 l · 13,27 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      9,95 €
    • "Villa Gemma" Bianco Colline Teatine IGT 2018

      “Villa Gemma” Bianco Colline Teatine IGT 2018

      The white Cuvée Villa Gemma from predominantly Trebbiano smells pleasantly of peach, mint and flowers. Structured and graceful, with a mineral note, flattering and long the fresh taste flows. Excellent value! SUPERIORE.DE

      "Luminous straw-yellow. Enticing aromas of ripe yellow fruit, marzipan and flowers. Bright, fresh and round in the mouth, offering lovely yellow apple, pear and a hint of almond paste on the palate. Finishes long with a zippy sweetness and bite. This is really quite good." Vinous

      "Shows pretty guava peel, fresh herbs and citrus. Medium body, some delicious depth, bright acidity and a mineral finish." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Vinous:91 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 80% Trebbiano, 15% Cococciola, 5% Chardonnay
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 22,30 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,00 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 3,30 g/l
      • Sulfite: 94 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,12
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      12100418 · 0,75 l · 14,00 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      10,50 €
    • "Castello di Semivicoli" Pecorino d'Abruzzo DOC 2019

      “Castello di Semivicoli” Pecorino d’Abruzzo DOC 2019

      Pecorino Castello di Semivicoli presents itself in a brilliant straw yellow. Aromas of fresh citrus fruits, apricot and melon are complemented by floral nuances and beautiful herbal-spicy tones. Clear and fruity on the palate, with good fullness and nice length. A prime example of a grape variety that has been almost forgotten for a long time. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2018 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • Vinibuoni:
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Pecorino
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      12100619 · 0,75 l · 18,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      13,90 €
    • "Castello di Semivicoli" Rosso Terre di Chieti IGT 2017

      “Castello di Semivicoli” Rosso Terre di Chieti IGT 2017

      Castello di Semivicoli is a great Rosso from the Chieti area and Masciarellis first red wine cuvée. The vines in the vineyards of the province of L'Aquila were planted by Gianni Masciarelli in 2003.

      Medium purple red. In the bouquet black berries and beautiful peppery notes with some tobacco, violet and vanilla. Powerful and silky on the palate, polished tannin and a wonderfully fruity finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Brambleberries, dark cherries and fresh herbs all make for an enticing nose. Medium body, firm tannins and boisterous dark plums." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 45% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Montepulciano
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 34,30 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,56 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,10 g/l
      • Sulfite: 125 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,55
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      12102417 · 0,75 l · 19,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      14,90 €
    • "Castello di Semivicoli" Trebbiano d'Abruzzo DOC 2014

      “Castello di Semivicoli” Trebbiano d’Abruzzo DOC 2014

      Trebbiano Castello di Semivicoli, matured without the use of barrels, exudes an aromatic scent of ripe peach, mint and flowers, in which mineral notes also blend. Firm, rich, graceful and elegant on the palate. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A white with a lovely creamy texture and ripe and delicious lemon-curd, cooked-apple and light cream character. Medium to full body." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Trebbiano
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      12100314 · 0,75 l · 22,65 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      19,50 €16,99 €
    • "Castello di Semivicoli" Trebbiano d'Abruzzo DOC 2018

      “Castello di Semivicoli” Trebbiano d’Abruzzo DOC 2018

      The Trebbiano Castello di Semivicoli, matured without the use of barrels, exudes an aromatic scent of ripe peach, mint and flowers, in which mineral notes are also mixed. Firm, rich, graceful and elegant on the palate. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Trebbiano
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      12100318 · 0,75 l · 26,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      19,90 €
    • "Marina Cvetic" (S. Martino Rosso) Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva DOC 2016

      “Marina Cvetic” (S. Martino Rosso) Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva DOC 2016

      Powerful, concentrated Montepulciano with an elegant wood note and multi-layered fruit aromas, true to terroir and modern. Impressive richness that offers a very pleasant pleasure to the palate. Equally impressive is the long finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Deep ruby-red. 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. Probably not the longest San Martino Rosso ever made by Cvetic, but a truly lovely red wine. Well done." Ian d'Agata

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :91 points
      • Doctor Wine:92 points
      • Luca Maroni:93 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Vinous:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Montepulciano
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      12102216 · 0,75 l · 26,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      19,90 €
    • "Marina Cvetic" Merlot Terre Aquilane IGT 2015

      “Marina Cvetic” Merlot Terre Aquilane IGT 2015

      Dark ruby garnet, fine spicy bouquet, juicy cherry note and delicate caramel. Of elegant texture, with firm tannins and well structured. A round wine and an ideal accompaniment to a meal. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Luca Maroni:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Merlot
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 36,80 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,70 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,50 g/l
      • Sulfite: 85 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,50
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      12102615 · 0,75 l · 27,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      20,90 €
    • "Marina Cvetic" Trebbiano d'Abruzzo Riserva DOC 2017

      “Marina Cvetic” Trebbiano d’Abruzzo Riserva DOC 2017

      Marina Cvetics Trebbiano Riserva - dream and cult for lovers of full-bodied white wines. In bouquet and taste aromas of nougat, almond, honey, coconut and vanilla spread. The balsamic texture gently conquers the palate and ends in a long finish on crème caramel. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Bibenda:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Trebbiano
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 22 months wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 23,60 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,20 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,30 g/l
      • Sulfite: 113 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,30
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Food Recommendations: Pasta with fish ragout
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      12100217 · 0,75 l · 31,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      23,90 €
    About the winemakers
    Masciarelli
    Abruzzo
    Masciarelli

    Gianni Masciarelli would certainly be proud of the mother-daughter team that continues to implement his visions perfectly. It certainly wasn't easy for his wife, the Croatian-born Marina Cvetic, to take on this legacy with three small children. Because Gianni Masciarelli started in 1981 after an internship in the Champagne with only 24 years to build a completely new winery in Abruzzo. The basis was only three hectares on which his grandfather produced wine for his family, friends and the few tourists who lost their way to the village of San Martino sulla Marrucina near Chieti. It started from practically zero.

    Instead of the usual pergola he used the French Guyot education with high vine density, selected extremely, thin radically and aged the wines in wooden barrels. Already in 1987 he met his partner Marina Cvetic, who was to become a congenial addition and to whom he dedicated the first top wine line. Together they visited wine fairs and events worldwide and soon Masciarelli wines were on the wine lists of the most famous restaurants, not only in Italy. With this success and his conviction that it is possible to produce great wines even below the highest mountains of Italy, he, together with Francesco Valentini, became the motor of an entire generation of winegrowers who dedicated themselves to a quality that had never been seen before in this region. In less than three decades he built a small empire, including a wine distribution company and an import for Italian colleagues in the USA. Completely surprisingly, he died of a heart attack in 2008, only 52 years old.

    His last major project was the renovation of the Castello di Semivicoli, which was actually nothing more than a ruin, because Gianni Masciarelli was very closely connected with his homeland, Abruzzo, and once said almost philosophically that if he were wine, he would only want to thrive here. So he not only helped many small wineries, but also the region with projects like this. Because the Castello di Semivicoli has long since become the meeting point of many (wine) tourists.

    Today the vineyards, including numerous individual vineyards (cru) of the Masciarelli family, are looked after by the eldest daughter Miriam Lee, who is tenderly called "genuine Masciarelli DOC" by her mother. These 300 hectares of vineyards were created from ten different small wineries and are distributed in all four provinces of Abruzzo: Chieti, Teramo, Pescara and L'Aquila on more than 60 plots in more than fourteen municipalities. The "headquarters" is still located in the village of San Martino sulla Marrucina. By the way - more than half of the employees are female.

    The wine style of the house has remained the same, even though Miriam Lee brings a breath of fresh air. The varied climatic and soil conditions between the Adriatic Sea and the Gran Sasso massif at different altitudes up to 500 m above sea level produce powerful, concentrated yet elegant mineral wines. Masciarelli was the first Abruzzo winegrower ever to recognise the enormous potential of the local Montepulciano varieties, a powerful red grape variety that has nothing to do with the little town of the same name in Tuscany, and to recognise Trebbiano d'Abruzzo, an autochthonous white variety that is not, or only very remotely, related to other Trebbiano varieties, and to help them achieve high quality through modern cultivation and ageing.

    The now five wine lines Classic, Gianni Masciarelli, Villa Gemma, Marina Cvetic, and Castello di Semivicoli offer something for every wine lover, from inexpensive base wines to very sophisticated and world-renowned Crus. The labels Marina Cvetic and Villa Gemma stand out again and again from the wide assortment.

    The homage to the late founder is new. In the cellar Marina found two 700 l barrels of French oak, which Gianni had bought for one of his new projects. In each barrel a Montepulciano and a Trebbiano were matured for about 30 months. There were 891 bottles of "Trebbiano d'Abruzzo Riserva - La Botte di Gianni" and 869 bottles of "Montepulciano d'Abruzzo - La Botte di Gianni" (Giannis barrel), filled on his birthday. Needless to say, these few bottles were immediately sold out. SUPERIORE.DE

    "Gianni Masciarelli was always ready to experiment with new grape varieties or wine ideas. Whatever he did, he never lost sight of protecting the unmistakable identity and tradition of the Abruzzo wine region. The result is one of the most dynamic wine producers in Italy, who still lives on as a guiding star and with his inspiration." (1,000 Great Wines That Won't Cost a Fortune)

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 1981
    • Owner: Marina Cvetic-Masciarelli
    • Oenologist: Romeo Taraborrelli
    • Annual production: approx. 2,500,000 Flaschen
    • Vineyard: 300 hectares
    • Conventional cultivation (EMAS-certified | IT-001799)