Masciarelli Villa Gemma Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo 2019 (91 JS)
“Bright, pale cherry-red color. Lots of ripe strawberries on the nose here, with some peach and rose-petal jam, too. A medium-to full-bodied Cerasuolo rosé with medium acidity and pronounced red-fruit and candied-cherry flavors.”
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.
Through tremendous vision and endless innovation, Masciarelli has not only become one of the most admired wineries in Italy, but is often regarded as the standard-bearer of the Abruzzo region. Led by the mother-daughter team of Marina Cvetić and Miriam Lee Masciarelli, the winery is the only one in Abruzzo to own land in all four provinces and produce wine from 100% estate-owned vineyards.