Masciarelli, Villa Gemma Bianco Colline Teatine

Masciarelli

2018
Colline Teatine IGT

The winery’s flagship line embodies all the style and taste of the winemaker Gianni Masciarelli. Austere and complex, the Montepulciano D’Abruzzo Villa Gemma offers an unprecedented interpretation of Abruzzo’s most noble grape, now fairly acknowledged in the world map of viticulture that counts. On its side, to balance so much complexity and body, two fresh and lively wines: Villa Gemma Bianco and Villa Gemma Cerasuolo.

Name: Villa Gemma Bianco Colline Teatine IGT
Grapes: Trebbiano d’Abruzzo – Cococciola – Abruzzo Pecorino
Alcohol content: 13.00%
First year of production: 1985
Municipality of production and altitude of vineyards: S. Martino s. Marrucina 400 mt s.l., Ripa Teatina 250 mt s.l., Casacanditella 250 mt s.l., Bucchianico 200 mt s.l.
Soil type of vineyards: clay
Fermentation: in stainless steel vats

Producer
Region
Variety
Trebbiano d’Abruzzo, Cococciola, Pecorino
Alcohol-abv
13.5%
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Abruzzo

Abruzzo

Abruzzo is stretching from the heart of the Apennines to the Adriatic Sea, on a mainly mountainous and wild land. Winemaking traditions in Abruzzo date back to the sixth century B.C. thanks to the Etruscans, who played a major role in introducing viniculture to the area. The most favorable growing conditions are found in the low hills of Teramo, where the Colline Teramane thrives (its name means hills of Teramo). Some of the best wines infact come from the Teramo area, where a single DOCG exists for Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Colline Teramane, while some classic rosé wines – known as Cerasuolo - are now offered under their own DOC appellation.

DOCG and DOC

Abruzzo is home to one DOCG – Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Colline Teramane – and three DOCs: Contro Guerra, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo. The DOCG and the last DOC shoul not to be confused with the Tuscan Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Eight IGTs also exist in the region including Terre di Chieti, Colli del Sangro, Colline Frentane and Colline Pescaresi.

Grape Varieties

The star grape varieties of the area are the native red Montepulciano and Sangiovese and white Trebbiano, as well as natives such as Passerina, Pecorino and Cococciola.