Montepulciano D'Abruzzo, Gianni Masciarelli, Abruzzo, Italy 2015
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idyllic surroundings – displays potential of this region
Following the tragic death of her husband Gianni Masciarelli, Marina Cvetic has redoubled her efforts at their base in Abruzzo in order to prove that world class wines can be produced using the Montepulciano grape variety.
Marina makes the most of the perfect landscape that surrounds them to grow Montepulciano grapes of the highest order. Previously, the vineyards of Abruzzo - which experience an abundance of sunshine and are home to fantastic soils packed nutrients – had been taken for granted by producers. However, Gianni bucked that trend, setting out to prove that these ‘basic’ Montepulciano grapes could produce world-class wines.
And he was proved right, as gradually over time, his limited production Montepuliciano d’Abruzzo reds claimed cult status and were lauded by critics, proving the true potential of this area.