Villa Gemma Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo 2019 (91 VM)

“The 2019 Villa Gemma Cerasuolo shows depth 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.”

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    Masciarelli Villa Gemma Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo 2019

    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.

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    Abruzzo, Italy

    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.