Masciarelli Villa Gemma Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo 2018 (92 VM)
“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.”
Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo DOC
Perhaps the finest rosé production area in Italy, and one of the few appellations dedicated only to rosé, Cerasuolo has a long history of producing serious rosé, and showcasing how well the Montepulciano grape is adapted to rosé. Masciarelli first produced this wine in 1986, only 5 years after the winery was founded. With deep fruit and structure but no shortage of pleasure, it is a rosé you can take to the dinner table.
Through tremendous vision and endless innovation, Masciarelli has not only become one of the most admired wineries in Italy, but is often regarded as the standard-bearer of the Abruzzo region. Led by the mother-daughter team of Marina Cvetić and Miriam Lee Masciarelli, the winery is the only one in Abruzzo to own land in all four provinces and produce wine from 100% estate-owned vineyards.