Masciarelli Villa Gemma Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva 2015 (92 VM)
“The 2015 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva seduces with an array of exotic sweet spice, medicinal cherries and minty herbs that form its bouquet. This is juicy yet deep with masses of ripe red fruits energized by lively acidity as inner rose tones form over a coating of fine yet sweet tannins. A bitter twang mixes with hints of sour citrus through the long and lightly structured finale, creating a truly harmonious finish. The 2015 is a total stunner and so energetic.” – E.G 8/22
Masciarelli Villa Gemma Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva 2015
Villa Gemma is the wine that announced Abruzzo to the world, showcasing what the region and grapes of Abruzzo could produce. Villa Gemma Montepulciano Riserva is the only Italian wine with 14 consecutive Tre Bicchieri awards and, more importantly, was the wine that established Abruzzo as capable of making truly distinct, extraordinary wines. Villa Gemma Montepulciano Riserva is a powerfully – almost undeniably – intense wine of character and complexity.
Founded by Abruzzo native Gianni Masciarelli in 1981, Masciarelli and its wines have become the standard-bearer for the Abruzzo region, and an inspiration to all emerging Italian wine regions. After a summer in Champagne, Gianni Masciarelli became convinced that world-class wines could be produced in Abruzzo, and through tremendous vision and non-stop innovation, Masciarelli became one of the most admired wineries in Italy.