Masciarelli Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2016
|Region||Italy, Abruzzo, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo|
Deep ruby-red. Pure aromas of plum, smoke, oak and sweet spices. Dense, suave and deep, offering rich, concentrated flavors of red cherry and dark plum lifted by a hint of violet. The finish is both luscious and long, and features rising, youthfully peppery, chewy tannins. A truly lovely red wine. Well done.
"The 2016 Marina Cvetic Riserva is another beautiful release from this estate. Coming from 100% Montepulciano grapes and aged in new barrels, it reveals a dense purple/plum color as well as unevolved notes of spiced blackberries, scorched earth, smoked herbs, chocolate, and spring flowers. It’s rich, medium to full-bodied, and powerful on the palate, with plenty of structure and beautifully layered through the finish!"
All of the best qualities of the Masciarelli style come through in the estate’s 2016-absolutely delicious red wine! Laced with expressive dark red cherries, plums, spices, and anise notes, all supported by beautifully integrated French oak-there is a level of delineation and nuance that is unusual for such a rich wine-Outstanding effort!”-