Villa Gemma

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC Riserva

Result of a continuous research in the vineyard and in the cellar, Villa Gemma Riserva is made from 100% Montepulciano grapes harvested by hand from a single vineyard with very high planting density. Powerful and elegant, it reveals great expressive power and extraordinary capacity for aging, with full and explosive aromas that evolve in a surprising way over the years. An ideal choice for main courses of meat and game or aged cheeses, it is also an astonishing choice at the end of a meal when paired with a dark chocolate dessert.

Villa Gemma Montepulciano D'Abruzzo DOC Riserva
Villa Gemma Cave

Information Sheet

  • First Name: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC Villa Gemma Riserva
  • Grapes: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 100%
  • First year of production: 1984
  • Municipality of production and altitude of vineyards: S. Martino S. Marrucina, 400 mt s.l.
  • Soil type of vineyards: clay / calcareous
  • Yield per hectare: 80 quintals
  • Training system: Guyot
  • Vinification: stainless steel tank until 1996, from 1997 to 2011 truncated cone vats in wood. From 2012 vinification in stainless steel. This is followed by aging in new French oak barriques and then in bottle.

Awards

Vendemmia 2018

96 ptsSilverTop 300GoldArgento95 pts94 points4 stelle97Cinque GrappoliGold934 Viti
Suckling's Top 100 Wines of Italy https://www.jamessuckling.com/

“A gorgeous, polished Abruzzo red with crushed-stone, blackberry and blueberry aromas, as well as hints of graphite and pumice. Full-bodied and tannic, but so balanced and polished. Goes on for minutes. A top red from the region. Better in three or four years. Try after 2025.”

In 2021, on the occasion of the celebration of its 40th anniversary, Masciarelli Tenute Agricole launched the Masciarelli Art Project, a project that was born with the intention of establishing a fruitful dialogue with internationally renowned artists in order to tell in a new interpretative key the multifaceted Masciarelli world that becomes a destination of art available to the public.

  • Best Italian Red Wine 2000 Villa Gemma ’95
  • Tre Bicchieri ’92, ’93, ’94, ’95, ’97, ’98, ’99, ’00, ’01, ’03, ’04, ’05, ’06
  • 5 Grappoli Villa Gemma ’00 (AIS Duemilavini ’05)
  • 5 Grappoli Villa Gemma ’03 (AIS Duemilavini ’07)
  • 5 Grappoli Villa Gemma ’05 (AIS Duemilavini ’09)
  • 5 Grappoli Villa Gemma ’06 (AIS Duemilavini ’10)
  • 100 Best Wines in the World, ’98, ’00, ’01
  • Parker, points 91 / Villa Gemma 2000
  • Parker, points 91 / Villa Gemma 2004
  • Parker, points 90 / Villa Gemma 2005
  • Parker, points 92+ / Villa Gemma 2006
  • Wine Spectator, points 92 / Villa Gemma 1998
  • Wine Spectator, points 91 / Villa Gemma 2004
  • Wine Enthusiast, points 95 / Villa Gemma 2001
  • Wine Enthusiast, points 90 / Villa Gemma 2000
  • Wine Enthusiast, points 95 / Villa Gemma 2004
  • Gold Medals Korea Wine Challenge ’08 / Villa Gemma 2003
  • Silver Medals London International Wine Challenge ’08, points 95/100 / Villa Gemma 2004
  • Falstaff Magazine, September ’08, points 95/100 / Villa Gemma 2004
  • Super Tre Stelle Guida Oro I Vini Veronelli ’09 / Villa Gemma 2005
  • Wine Enthusiast Top Cellar Selection Wines of ’09, points 95 / Villa Gemma
  • Falstaff Magazine July ’10, points 95 / Villa Gemma 2005

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