Trebbiano d’Abruzzo "Marina Cvetic" Gianni Masciarelli, Abruzzo, Italy 2017
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.
With fruit culled from the gorgeous, hilly landscape of San Martino sulla Marrucina, the Marina Cvetić Trebbiano d'Abruzzo Riserva ultimately shows more intensity on the bouquet than it does in the mouth. The bouquet is beautifully round and soft with exotic fruit, peach and nectarine. The aromas are expressive and loud. In the mouth, the wine offers a moment of thinness that follows through with fresh acidity, honey, saffron and toasted nut.
Grape: 100% Trebbiano