Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva

 The "Villa Gemma" Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva

The Abruzzo vines, both black and white, are for the most

part indigenous. The most famous is Montepulciano, widespread

throughout the region. Montonico is also a native vine and is

grown on the slopes of the Gran Sasso, where the day-night

temperature range is considerable, especially in summer.

Passerina initially cultivated in the Teramo area, in the

municipalities of Controguerra and neighboring, up to beyond

Giulianova, is now present throughout the region. Trebbiano

d'Abruzzo is known for its great acidity and is usually used

as a cut to give freshness to the grapes. Cococciola is a

white grape variety with large grapes from the province of

Chieti, grown in particular in the municipalities of Vacri

and Villamagna. Pecorino is typical of the Piceno-Aprutina

ridge, although its origin seems to be that of the mountain

municipalities such as Visso, Arquata del Tronto and

neighboring ones. Sangiovese is also inevitable in Abruzzo,

as in all the queens of central Italy.

The "Villa Gemma" Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva, is made by

one of the most important names in the Abruzzo wine scene.

The Masciarelli winery represents the history and tradition

of the region and with its activity it has helped to raise

the level of production, enhancing the native vines of the

area. Today the estate covers over 300 hectares, among which

the versions of Montepulciano and Trebbiano d'Abruzzo stand

out. The Montepulciano grapes are harvested in the vineyards

of San Martino and Santa Marrucina above sea level, facing

east and on limestone soils. The wine ages for a period of

36 months, 24 of which in French oak barrels and completes

the refinement with another 2 or 3 years in the bottle.

The color is intense ruby red. Scent intense with notes of

dried rose,ripe red fruit, blackberries, plums, black fruits.

It has an important tannic texture, well integrated with a

dense and rich fruit,the finish is harmonious and very



Italy is home of a huge array of wines, regions,
grapevarieties and wine styles. From the misty, lush rolling hills ofthe north to the sun-drenched hills of Tuscany, Umbria, theMarche and Abruzzo, to the southern lands of Puglia,Calabria and Basilicata, while not forgetting the islands of Sicily and Sardinia. Italy's vineyards are home to more than 2,000 grape varieties, many of which are on the
brink of extinction. The safest and best-known Italiangrapes are Sangiovese, Barbera, Nebbiolo, Montepulciano and Pinot
Grigio.When we think of Italian wine two words spring to mind: diversity and tradition. It’s important to understand
something of the history of excellence from Italy's unique terroirs.

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