• "Gianni Masciarelli" Trebbiano d'Abruzzo DOC 2018

      “Gianni Masciarelli” Trebbiano d’Abruzzo DOC 2018

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

      "Aromas of lemon peel, green apple, melon and chamomile translate to the light-bodied palate. It is silky upon entry, with persistent,  drawing acidity that builds. Ripe fruit flavors mix with a delicate astringency to give an overall well-balanced appeal." Wine Enthusiast

      "Slightly muffled aromas of apples and pears. The palate has crisp, smoothly refined apple flavors and nice, honey texture." James Suckling

      • 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: 2021
      • Food Recommendations: grilled polo
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      12100118 ·  0,75 l · 10,60 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      7,95 €
    • "Gianni Masciarelli" Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo DOC 2018

      “Gianni Masciarelli” Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo DOC 2018

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

      "Bright, bright cherry pink. Fine nose, delicate flowers and red berries. On the palate medium weight with delicate cream, uncomplicated, opens at the back to fruity nuances, good length." Falstaff

      "A zippy and fruity Cerasuolo with strawberry essence, pink guava and tulips. Round and mouth-filling, but acidity traces a line through the center palate." James Suckling

      "Bright orange pink. Herbs, orange peel and red berries on the inviting nose. Then very clean, juicy and long with fresh apple, red berry and peach flavors lingering nicely." Vinous

      • 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: 13,00 % vol
      • Closure: Plastic corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      12102718 · 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:
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      • 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. Shippingavailable immediately

      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" 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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      12100314 · 0,75 l · 26,00 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      19,50 €
    • "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 €
    • "Villa Gemma" Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva DOC 2014

      “Villa Gemma” Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva DOC 2014

      Villa Gemma Montepulciano, after 24 months of ageing in barriques, exudes the scent of blackcurrants and ripe plums, the strong taste is wonderfully spicy, soft and long. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Another fantastic red with crushed blackberries and blueberries and hints of lavender and vanilla. Medium to full body and firm, silky tannins. Bright finish." James Suckling

      "The maturity does good service to this elegant, integrated and stylish wine. Aromas of blackberry, blueberry jam and sweet spices. The palate is smooth with well-integrated oak and hints of vanilla and coconut. Very good length." Decanter

      • Bibenda:
      • Doctor Wine:96 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Decanter :96 points / gold medal
      • Grape Variety: 100% Montepulciano
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months barrique
      • Development: Barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 35,30 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,30 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,50 g/l
      • Sulfite: 58 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,51
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      12102314 · 0,75 l · 61,20 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      45,90 €
    • "Villa Gemma" Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva DOC 2012

      “Villa Gemma” Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva DOC 2012

      Villa Gemma Montepulciano, after 24 months of ageing in barriques, exudes the scent of blackcurrants and ripe plums, the strong taste is wonderfully spicy, soft and long. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Dark and brooding red with blackberry, licorice and pumice aromas that follow through to a full body, dense fruit and a velvety and polished tannic finish. Some new wood too. Serious red in a fruit-forward way." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Vitae:
      • Veronelli :94 points
      • Doctor Wine:95 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Montepulciano
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 35,30 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,30 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,50 g/l
      • Sulfite: 58 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,51
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      12102312 · 0,75 l · 61,20 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      45,90 €
    • Selezione "La Botte di Gianni" <br>Trebbiano d'Abruzzo Riserva DOC 2010<br> Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva DOC 2010<br> 2x3 Bottles in OWC

      Selezione “La Botte di Gianni” · Trebbiano d’Abruzzo Riserva DOC 2010 · Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva DOC 2010 · 2x3 Bottles in OWC

      Over the course of three decades, Gianni Masciarelli has created one of the leading wineries in Italy. He died far too early in the summer of 2008, his love was for the landscape, the people and the grape varieties of Abruzzo. For the wines he always chose Montepulciano d'Abruzzo and Trebbiano d'Abruzzo.

      Today the winery is successfully continued by Giannis wife, Marina Cvetic and daughter Miriam. And they vinify with "La Botte di Gianni" his vision of Trebbiano and Montepulciano.

      3 bottles of 0,75l | Trebbiano d'Abruzzo "La Botte di Gianni" Riserva DOC 2010

      Of a rich straw yellow colour, clean, aromatic bouquet of ripe tropical fruit. On the palate very full-bodied, but beautifully clear, long finish. Finest Riserva quality. SUPERIORE.DE

      "This shows the magic of whites from Abruzzo: bright and brilliant and intense with sliced limes, apples and minerals. Its full-bodied and wonderful acidity gives this wine tension and brightness. Named after the late Gianni Masciarelli, founder of the winery, only 892 bottles were produced of these. Think grand cru Chablis." James Suckling

      3 bottles of 0,75l | Montepulciano d'Abruzzo "La Botte di Gianni" Riserva DOC 2010

      Deep dark ruby sparkling, aromas of blackberry, elderberry, leather and some cinnamon. Dense tannin on the palate, much depth, tightly structured, elegant enamel, long. Finest Riserva quality. SUPERIORE.DE

      "With only 869 bottles produced, the 2010 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo La Botte di Gianni is dedicated to the winery's visionary founder. Gianni Masciarelli died of a sudden heart attack in 2008. This beautiful rendition speaks directly to the personality of the man. This is a strong, stubborn, energetic and complex red wine with thick layers of dark fruit, spice and cigar box. The wine shows a firm tannic background and an uncompromising style." Robert Parker

      • Veronelli :93 points
      • Luca Maroni:95 points
      • Robert Parker:92+ points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Trebbiano | 100% Montepulciano
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 20 months 700 litre tonneau
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 24,30 | 34,70 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,84 | 5,67 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,70 | 2,70 g/l
      • Sulfite: 143 | 102 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,29 | 3,4
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Food Recommendations: enjoy with dear people
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      12102710 · 4,5 l · 99,78 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping2 units available

      449,00 €
    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)