2013 Masciarelli Montepulciano d' Abruzzo Marina Cvetic S. Martino Rosso Riserva

Year: 2013
Appellation: Abruzzo
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 89
Vinous Media: 91
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.0%
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"This harmonious red is framed by creamy tannins, with a pleasing mix of ripe blackberry, dried fig, smoky mineral, sanguine and spice notes, lingering on the lightly chewy finish. Drink now through 2020. 3,000 cases imported.–AN " (WS)

"Medium red-ruby. Expressive aromas of red cherry, strawberry, smoke and tar. Sweet, supple and rich but youthfully backward, with flinty red cherry and plum flavors lingering nicely on the bright, energetic finish. This is much fruitier and seems less oaky than past vintages of this wine; it’s almost always Cvetic’s best wines in every vintage, and that hasn’t changed this year. " (VM)

Winery Notes:
100% Montepulciano fermented and aged in 100% new Vicard Prestige barrels, 500 gallon puncheons for fermentation, and standard barriques for aging. Both puncheons and barriques are replaced after a single use.