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Villa Gemma Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo 2018

Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo DOC

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Perhaps the finest rosé production area in Italy, and one of the few appellations dedicated only to rosé, Cerasuolo has a long history of producing serious rosé, and showcasing how well the Montepulciano grape is adapted to rosé. Masciarelli first produced this wine in 1986, only 5 years after the winery was founded. With deep fruit and structure but no shortage of pleasure, it is a rosé you can take to the dinner table.

VINEYARD

From the San Martino sulla Marrucina vineyard, at 1,200 feet above sea level, the Montepulciano grape is pergola trellised on calcareous clay.

WINEMAKING

After destemming and pressing, the must is macerated with the skins for 24 hours before racking and fermentation in stainless steel. The wine is bottled in March following the harvest.

TASTING NOTE

Rich and ripe dark cherry fruit, along with attractive spicy, smoky notes. Fleshy and full, with surprising depth and length.

Color

Rose

Appellation

Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo DOC

Suggested Retail Price

$20.00

Reviews

Vinous Media - "Pale red, the color a Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo should always be. Saline herbs dominate the nose and mouth initially, then lusciously ripe but a very fresh red cherry presence emerges and makes its presence really felt. Similar to the 2018 Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo Gianni Masciarelli but fresher and more sleek, and offering gobs more fruit. Lovely, suave Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo; and even though Masciarelli is more famous for its red wines, the simple truth is that the outstanding Villa Gemma Cerasuolo is more often than not this estate’s best wine every year of late."

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