Villa Gemma Colline Teatine Bianco 2021

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While the Villa Gemma Montepulciano was the wine that announced Abruzzo to the world, the Bianco, created just a year later, further defined what the region and grapes of Abruzzo could produce. This wine, first released in 1985, speaks to the white grape varieties specific to the region and has become on of the most exciting wines produced at the estate


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 f the 4 provinces of Abruzzo. With vines averaging 37 years of age, the grapes of the Villa Gemma Bianco is sourced from three distinct vineyards, ranging in elevation from 435 to 1,200 feet. These vineyards, as is usual for Abruzzo, are predominantly calcareous clay and limestone.


After destemming and pressing, this wine undergoes a 20-hour cold soak prior to a cool fermentation in stainless steel. There is little bottle aging for this wine as it is intended to be consumed in its youth. The 2021 final blend was 50% trebbiano, 30% pecorino, 20% cococciola.


Winter with little rainfall, little cold and windy. Spring with below average temperatures, characterized by the almost absence of rainfall, in which there was a regular and balanced germination for all grape varieties. Very dry summer. The harvest began on August 25 and followed by some rainfall which restored a good balance in the grapes. The grape harvest ended on November 4th.


Brilliant, pale straw yellow color. Fairly intense with floral notes, great flavor and minerality.



Grape Varieties

Coccociola, Pecorino, Trebbiano


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"White apricots, chopped apples"

James Suckling - August 23, 2022

"Tangy and fleshy fruit with white apricots, chopped apples, fennel and lemons. Some white pepper character. Medium-bodied with bright acidity and a vibrant, zesty and mineral finish." - J.S 8/22


"Lime zests and young pear"

Vinous - October 10, 2022

"The 2021 Bianco is lifted and spicy with sharply focused notes of green apple, spearmint and hints of menthol. This fills the palate with round textures, yet possesses a salty core of minerality that stimulates the senses, as lime zests and young pear evolve toward the close. It tapers off long yet fresh and full of tension, leaving the mouth watering for more. The Gemma Bianco is a blend of 50% Trebbiano, 30% Pecorino and 20% Cococciola that does a wonderful job of combining power with refinement." - E.G 8/22


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