Masciarelli Marina Cvetic Iskra Rosso Colli Aprutini  2004 750ml
SKU 724261

Masciarelli Marina Cvetic Iskra Rosso Colli Aprutini 2004

Masciarelli - Abruzzi - Italy - Trebbiano D`abruzzo

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Rated 89 by Stephen Tanzer
($50; Marina Cvetic) Inky ruby. Fresh but somewhat austere nose hints at blackberry syrup, graphite and herbs. The palate delivers ripe red fruits, more graphite and smoky oak flavors, with good balance and acid cut. Finishes with a light dusting of cracked pepper and a lingering chocolate-orange note. Made from 100% montepulciano grapes.
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Winery: Masciarelli

Varietal: Trebbiano

For over a thousand years in its native Italy, the Trebbiano grape has been grown and cultivated for the production of high quality white wines. Its success on home soil led to the grape being planted in several other European countries, and later in the New World where it has also proven to be popular. Whilst the Trebbiano varietal grape is most commonly associated with fortified wines, it is also commonly used as a blending grape, as its naturally high acidity makes it ideal for boosting less acidic blends. Trebbiano grapes are also cultivated in Italy for the production of fine single variety white wines, and wine makers prize the Trebbiano for the fact that it is excellent for expressing terroir. Indeed, alongside the expected flavors of citrus fruits, it is common to pick up mineral notes and all sorts of pleasant surprises in wines made from this grape.

Country: Italy

There are few countries in the world with a viticultural history as long or as illustrious as that claimed by Italy. Grapes were first being grown and cultivated on Italian soil several thousand years ago by the Greeks and the Pheonicians, who named Italy 'Oenotria' the land of wines so impressed were they with the climate and the suitability of the soil for wine production. Of course, it was the rise of the Roman Empire which had the most lasting influence on wine production in Italy, and their influence can still be felt today, as much of the riches of the empire came about through their enthusiasm for producing wines and exporting it to neighbouring countries. Since those times, a vast amount of Italian land has remained primarily for vine cultivation, and thousands of wineries can be found throughout the entire length and breadth of this beautiful country, drenched in Mediterranean sunshine and benefiting from the excellent fertile soils found there. Italy remains very much a 'land of wines', and one could not imagine this country, its landscape and culture, without it.