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Abruzzo’s Versatile, ‘Serious’ Rosé Is Hiding in Plain Sight

July 11, 2019

Vinepair features Masciarelli’s Villa Gemma Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo 2018 as both a refreshing and very drinkable wine. Notable for dark cherries, strawberries, mint, and a hint of lime oil for complexity, this rich and round Cerasuolo is both a top 25 rosé and one of five Cerasuolo wines to try. Read the story HERE. 

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    Masciarelli Villa Gemma Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo 2018

    Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo DOC

    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.

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    Abruzzo, Italy

    Founded by Abruzzo native Gianni Masciarelli in 1981, Masciarelli and its wines have become the standard-bearer for the Abruzzo region, and an inspiration to all emerging Italian wine regions. After a summer in Champagne, Gianni Masciarelli became convinced that world-class wines could be produced in Abruzzo, and through tremendous vision and non-stop innovation, Masciarelli became one of the most admired wineries in Italy.