Masciarelli Villa Gemma Colline Teatine-Bianco Trebbiano, Montepulciano, Italy 2016
“This is very tangy and intense with a milk, yogurt and sliced apple character buttressing the ripe apple. Full body. Flavorful and delicious. Drink now.”
"Notes of pear, dried pineapple, citrus, and flowers all emerge from the 2016 Villa Gemma Bianco, which is medium-bodied, fresh, nicely balanced, and has a clean, dry finish. Made from 80% Trebbiano, 15% Cacocciola, and the rest Percorino and brought up in stainless steel, it’s a refreshing, outstanding white to drink over the coming year."
Grape / Blend
Trebbiano 80%, cococciola 15%, chardonnay 5%
Colline Teatine IGT appellation, Montepulciano, Italy
Founded in 1981, Masciarelli and its wines have become the standard-bearer for Abruzzo, and an inspiration to all emerging Italian wine regions. At just 22 years of age, Gianni Masciarelli believed that his home of Abruzzo and native grape varieties could produce world-class wines, but the true potential had yet to be realized. With a strong focus on vineyard management, Gianni went against the grain with intense vineyard site and farming focus, reducing yields, working organically, and greatly increasing fruit quality. In the winery, he broke the mold by gently and precisely handling fruit, and introducing French barriques to add depth and complexity to his wines, and resulting in better integration of tannin. The innovation Gianni and his wife Marina Cvetic brought to the vineyards and the winery has been rewarded with 29 Tre Bicchieri and recognition as a groundbreaking and iconic winery in Italy.
Brilliant, pale straw yellow color. Fairly intense with floral notes, great flavor and minerality.