Montepulciano "Marina Cvetic," Masciarelli
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Montepulciano "Marina Cvetic," Masciarelli - 2016

Item # 15436 750mL
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Tasting Notes

This is a dense red wine that's certainly not your typical Montepulciano. Think of it as a "Super Abruzzo" with supple fruit, rich tannins, and spiced aromas. Aged 12 months in mostly new French oak barriques.

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Staff Pick Notes

Free your mind from any preconceptions of the Montepulciano grape. While we are used to thinking of it as an everyday quaffer (and I mean that in the tastiest sense!) this grape has potential in the right hands to exhibit power and longevity. So, may I present Marina Cvetic Masciarelli, who took over the already revered estate of her husband Gianni and has carried on the tradition of serious Montepulciano from Abruzzo, the rugged and mountainous region from which it hails. Expect a big burst of rich, dark fruit, with assertive tannins and a bright streak of acidity to balance. Perfect for the colder months. Pair with hearty meats and cheeses. If you have the patience, keep for a few years and see how it evolves.

- DY

About the Producer

Azienda Agricola Masciarelli Martino sulla Marrucina, Tuscany Italy To answer the question “Why am I doing this?” a question most of us have demanded of ourselves at least once or twice, Gianni Masciarelli answers, “To fulfill my family’s destiny and for the love of my land.” Such a statement may be considered overly romantic to be believable, but then you see the land, which Masciarelli...

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Astor's Glossary of Terms


Situated on the eastern calf of the Italian boot, Abruzzi is one of the most prolific wine-growing regions in Italy. Two-thirds mountains and one-third hills, it boasts highly favorable natural conditions for the cultivation of grapes. Abruzzi is most famous for its beautiful expressions of the red Montepulciano and the white Trebbiano, though many winemakers are now beginning to experiment with...

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This rugged red staple can be anything from a simply fruited, easy-drinking wine to a serious, more structured offering, complete with all the depth and earthiness that can come from old-vine fruit and ideally placed vineyards. Montepulciano d'Abruzzi is produced in the region of Abruzzi from the Montepulciano grape, and is not to be confused with Tuscany’s Sangiovese-based Vino Nobile di...

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