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 indigenous varietals – the red Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and the white Trebbiano d’Abruzzo. Masciarelli’s wines, which have earned numerous Gambero Rosso awards, appeal to expert and novice alike. 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.
Hints of smoke, dusty florals and dark berries are well integrated on the palate leading to a pleasantly persistent finish.
Bricco Blina’ is the name of the vineyard. This wine is a direct, straightforward rendition of the Barbera grape. Fresh acidity and berry flavors are the hallmarks of Barbera, but low yields and old vines give this wine very good depth and concentration, too. Fermentation and aging are completed in stainless steel, and the wine is bottled before the following harvest.
Schiava, a Trentino autochthonous grape variety, has always been cultivated on the typical terraced vineyards in Valle di Cembra. Of a light red colour, Cembra Schiava has an elegant aroma evoking fresh red forest fruits. Soft and well-balanced on the palate, it has a slightly acidic note which marries well with traditional local dishes.
Manual harvesting in early October; pre-fermentation for 36/48 hours; pressing; static decantation of the must; fermentation at controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks; ageing in fibre-glass reinforced tanks for about 4/5 months before bottling.
“Roscato Rosso Dolce is a blush wine produced in the Moscato d’Asti style, with residual sugars giving it an off-dry finish. Instead of the Moscato (Muscat Blanc) grape, it is produced with the red Italian Trentino-Alto Adige grapes Teroldego, Lagrein, and Croatina.
Bouquet: Clean, generous and full-bodied
Grape variety used: 70% Negramaro; 30% Montepulciano
Ageing: 6 months in French and Russian barrels and 6 months in bottles
The Apollonio Copertino Rosso Rocca dei Mori has an intense ruby red. Elegant aroma of black fruit and violets on the nose, licorice. Good harmony. Bodied wine with spicy notes of black pepper and wild herbs.
Bright herbal and spiced aromatics, with notes of baking spices, fajitas, black cherries, plums, and a long black tea finish.Corvina is great with traditional Veneto dishes such as flour gnocchi with mountain cheese, pasta and bean soup, and sausage risotto. It also pairs nicely with red meat, roasts, spiced pork sausage, heartier poultry dishes, and ripe cheeses.
One of Masi’s unique speciality wines, made with the Masi double fermentation technique. A red wine made from local Veronese grapes vinified fresh from the harvest and then refermented with a small percentage of semi-dried grapes of the same varieties. It combines simplicity and grace with power and majesty. Rich, full-bodied, round and velvety, with an ageing potential of 10 to 15 years.
Deep bright red colour with purple edges. Ripe, fresh fruit and raisined fruit equally prominent on the nose combined with sweet spices, especially vanilla and cinnamon. Ample and complex on the palate, but well rounded and very easy to drink at the same time. The aftertaste has ripe fruit, cherry and bilberry flavours on the finish with hints of vanilla. Good length on the finish.
70% Corvina, 25% Rondinella, 5% Molinara