Marina Cvetic ISKRA 2015

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Colline Teramane DOCG

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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.


The vines are located in the province of Teramo at an altitude of approximately 2,400 feet above sea level.
Vine training is spurred cordon, and yields are low at 90 quintals per hectare.


The wine undergoes fermentation for 15–20 days in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Aging takes place in French barriques for 12 months, followed by 24 months in bottle.


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.

-Ian D’Agata, Vinous Media



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"Fine and polished'

James Suckling - May 11, 2020 “A firm and delicious montepulciano that is medium-bodied with a linear line of fine tannins running straight down the middle. Fine and polished."

“Soft and velvety fruit"

Wine Advocate - April 10, 2020 Fruit for this wine comes from high-altitude vineyards in the Apennine Mountains, which are close to the milder-climate influences of the Adriatic Sea. It is a warm and sunny expression that ages in oak for 12 months, with another two years of resting time in bottle before its commercial release, yielding soft and velvety fruit that embraces and caresses the palate. The Marina Cvetić 2015 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Colline Teramane Riserva Iskra offers black fruit tones that are plummy and ripe in intensity. This is a medium to full-bodied red with a bold and lasting mouthfeel to be enjoyed" 

"Really quite stunning"

Vinous - April 7, 2021 "The 2015 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva Iskra is really quite stunning, opening with a refined display of tart cherries, dusty spice, white smoke and dried roses. This is soft and silky in feel, contrasted by vibrant acids, with notes of mineral-infused raspberry, as fine tannins mount toward the close. It's long and structured, yet there’s enough fruit and energy here to balance. The result is an elegant expression that’s worth tasting now, but it should be even better after three to five years of cellaring." 

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