Syrah Queen included Masciarelli Marina Cvetic Iskra 2015 in a roundup of wines to consider gifting this season. The writer offers background on the Serbian work Iskra, meaning spark, and how Gianni Masciarelli named this wine in honor of his Serbian wife, Marina Cvetic.
“Made from a single-vineyard cru of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, ISKRA is a wine of extraordinary distinction and depth. Inky ruby. Bright, flinty, smoky notes complement the dark, spicy plum aromas and flavors. Herbal nuances add a complicating touch on the long finish. Plenty of oak here, but it’s well integrated.” Read the full review HERE
Marina Cvetic ISKRA 2015
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Colline Teramane DOCG
ISKRA is the Serbian word for “spark,” and Gianni Masciarelli dedicated this wine to his wife, Marina Cvetic, who is from Serbia. It is among the Marina Cvetic line of wines, which Gianni created for his wife. Made from a single-vineyard cru of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, ISKRA is a wine of extraordinary distinction and depth.
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.