Marina Cvetic Trebbiano d’Abruzzo Riserva 2017
The Trebbiano Riserva Marina Cvetic represents the ultimate expression for the estate of one of the historical vines of Abruzzo. Like Montepulciano, Trebbiano was once thought to be a workhorse grape without the potential to produce great wine. The interpretation of this wine is original and has a character. Marina Cvetic wines have full body and are elegant and are a “lone voice” for the most demanding and technical experts.
In a span of only 30 miles between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea, Masciarelli has carefully assembled 60 specific sites averaging just 5 acres and spread across the diverse soils and altitudes of the 4 provinces of Abruzzo. These vineyards are farmed sustainably, and the two specific vineyards that bear fruit for this wine range in altitude from 750 to 1,170 feet with soils of clay and limestone. These vines are trained in the traditional Abruzzo pergola.
The fruit is grown on two specific sites. After a long, cool fermentation in barrel, the wine spends 12 months in new French barriques where the malolactic conversion is completed. After barrel aging, the wine spends another 12 months in the bottle allowing the integration of the extended oak contact to give us a wine of power and finesse.
This Trebbiano explodes with ripe, concentrated stone and orchard fruit complemented with floral and spice notes. It is a distinct wine with a big personality, but remarkable refinement and complexity alongside.
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"Full-bodied and decadent"
James Suckling - July 24, 2020 "What a nose of vanilla and butterscotch, in unison with mangoes, dried apricots and jack fruit. Full-bodied and decadent for a white, but nicely tuned by the vibrant acidity."
“Fresh acidity, honey, saffron and toasted nut"
Wine Advocate - April 15, 2020 "With fruit culled from the gorgeous, hilly landscape of San Martino sulla Marrucina, the Marina Cvetić 2017 Trebbiano d'Abruzzo Riserva ultimately shows more intensity on the bouquet than it does in the mouth. The bouquet is beautifully round and soft with exotic fruit, peach and nectarine. The aromas are expressive and loud. In the mouth, the wine offers a moment of thinness that follows through with fresh acidity, honey, saffron and toasted nut. Serve this Riserva with a platter of aged Abruzzese pecorino."
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