This is wine that is a nice marriage of old and new world styles. It has a slightly smokey and dusty nose with dark berries and leather, with very good concentration in the palate. Cherries, blackberries and chocolate all have a strong presence. It has a medium length finish with smooth tannis and a hint of chocolate.
|The estate was founded in 1981 by Gianni Masciarelli, a pioneer wine producer in his native region of Abruzzo who raised the quality and reputation of the local grape varieties -the red Montepulciano d'Abruzzo and the white Trebbiano d'Abruzzo. Masciarelli's wines, hich have earned numerous Gambero Rosso awards, appeal to expert and novice alike. The wines are worthy of the memory of Gianni, who worked tirelessly to secure his legacy as one of the true innovators in the Italian wine industry before his untimely passing in summer of 2008. Today, Masciarelli is the largest organically farmed estate in Italy.