• "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 and this Rosato is as strong and full-bodied as one would expect from the grape variety and terroir. Intense cherry pink. Delicately fruity and spicy fragrance, robust on the palate with lots of structure. In the finish a fine minerality and berry fruit. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright, bright cherry pink. Flowery-fruity nose, of rich cherries and fresh peach, light spice. Well-balanced drink with juicy tension, spreads beautifully, fresh and clear, harmonious in approach and course." Falstaff

      • Falstaff:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Montepulciano
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: Plastic cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      12102719 ·  0,75 l · 10,33 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      7,75 €
    • "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 Acidity: 5,55 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 3,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 98 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,48
      • Closure: Plastic cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Food Recommendations: Chicken in chilli sauce
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      12102117 · 0,75 l · 11,63 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      8,72 €
    • "Villa Gemma" Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo DOC 2019

      “Villa Gemma” Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo DOC 2019

      Pure Rosato from Montepulciano grapes: Brilliant, bright colour, fresh, fruity, floral fragrance, notes of red berries and a hint of citrus. Smooth, juicy and full-bodied on the palate. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Intense cherry pink with brilliant reflexes. Fruity and complex nose, slightly spicy, rich young cherry, forest berries, blood orange juice. Balanced on the palate, well balanced, nice balance between fruit and acidity, good length, nice play." Falstaff

      "The 2019 Villa Gemma Cerasuolo shows depths of rich red berry fruits on the nose, complemented by notes of sweet sage, a hint of lemon, and crushed stone. On the palate, silky textures wash across the senses, buzzing with energy, as brisk acids create a push-and-pull of savory and sweet, while saline-minerals saturate toward the finale. Rosy florals, cranberry, and a hint of spice all linger for what seems to be a full minute, with a hint of fine tannin to punctuate the experience. This is a gorgeous expression of Montepulciano fruit, and it shows why Cerasuolo is such a popular category in Abruzzo." Vinous

      • Vinous:91 points
      • Falstaff:94 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 Acidity: 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: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      12102519 · 0,75 l · 12,93 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      9,70 €
    • "Villa Gemma" Bianco Colline Teatine IGT 2019

      “Villa Gemma” Bianco Colline Teatine IGT 2019

      The white cuvée Villa Gemma, mainly Trebbiano, has a pleasant aroma of peach, mint and flowers. Structured and graceful, with a mineral note, flattering and long flowing fresh taste. Excellent value! SUPERIORE.DE

      • Falstaff:91 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: 22,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,05 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 3,25 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,22
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      12100419 · 0,75 l · 13,65 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      10,24 €
    • "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

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • 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 · 18,07 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      13,55 €
    • "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 Acidity: 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 · 19,36 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      14,52 €
    • "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 elegant wood notes and multi-layered fruit aromas, true to the terroir and modern. Impressive richness, which offers very pleasant palate pleasure. 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." VINOUS

      "The 2016 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva San Martino Rosso is a formidable wine that opens to a stirring presentation of luscious black fruit, spice, tar and licorice. The wine's density is extra rich and concentrated, but the magical aspect to the classic 2016 vintage is that the wine never appears too heavy or bold. Ultimately, there is a careful sense of measure and balance achieved here, despite the opulence and sheer exuberance of the material at hand. This is a bottle I drank and enjoyed immensely." Robert Parker

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :91 points
      • Doctor Wine:92 points
      • Luca Maroni:93 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • Vinous:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Montepulciano
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months barrique
      • Development: Barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      12102216 · 0,75 l · 25,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      19,40 €
    • "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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      12100318 · 0,75 l · 25,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      19,40 €
    • "Marina Cvetic" Merlot Terre Aquilane IGT 2015

      “Marina Cvetic” Merlot Terre Aquilane IGT 2015

      Dark ruby garnet, delicately spicy bouquet, juicy cherry notes and delicate caramel. Of elegant texture, with firm tannins and well structured. A round wine and ideal accompaniment to food. SUPERIORE.DE

      "This is a stand-up Merlot that delivers no more and no less that you should expect of the grape. The Marina Cvetić 2015 Merlot (from the IGT Terre Aquilane appellation) is a soft and layered expression with lots of ripe fruit and sweet back-end notes of cherry and blackberry. The wine's texture is loosely knit and bold, with a broad and wide approach. You get the softness of the sunny 2015 vintage contrasted against the fortitude and stubbornness of the Abruzzo wine character." Robert Parker

      • Luca Maroni:92 points
      • Robert Parker:91 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 Acidity: 5,70 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,50 g/l
      • Sulfite: 85 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,50
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      12102615 · 0,75 l · 27,16 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      20,37 €
    • "Marina Cvetic" Trebbiano d'Abruzzo Riserva DOC 2018

      “Marina Cvetic” Trebbiano d’Abruzzo Riserva DOC 2018

      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 out. The balsamic texture gently conquers the palate and ends in a long finish on crème caramel. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • Robert Parker:92 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Trebbiano
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 22 months wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 24,25 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,30 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,25 g/l
      • Sulfite: 105 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,33
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Food Recommendations: pasta with fish ragout
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      12100218 · 0,75 l · 31,07 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      23,30 €
    • "Marina Cvetic" Chardonnay Colline Teatine IGT 2018

      “Marina Cvetic” Chardonnay Colline Teatine IGT 2018

      Great Chardonnay, scented with tropical fruits and sweet spices. Opulent taste, in which a pleasant acidity builds up. Harmonious, luxurious Chardonnay from the barrique and one of the classics of southern Italy. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 23 months new barrique
      • Development: Barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 27,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 4,65 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 3,25 g/l
      • Sulfite: 122 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,52
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Food Recommendations: Pasta with fish ragout
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      12100518 · 0,75 l · 31,07 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      23,30 €
    • "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 Acidity: 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 · 59,65 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      44,74 €
    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)