Villa Gemma

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC Riserva

The winery’s flagship line embodies all the style and taste of the winemaker Gianni Masciarelli. Austere and complex, the Montepulciano D’Abruzzo Villa Gemma offers an unprecedented interpretation of Abruzzo’s most noble grape, now fairly acknowledged in the world map of viticulture that counts. On its side, to balance so much complexity and body, two fresh and lively wines: Villa Gemma Bianco and Villa Gemma Cerasuolo.

Information Sheet

  • Name: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC Villa Gemma Rosso Riserva
  • Grapes: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 100%
  • Alcohol content: 14.50%
  • First year of production: 1984
  • Number of bottles produced: 18.820 0.75 lt. – 500 Magnum – 120 jeroboam
  • 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: Plain Guyot
  • Time of harvest: End of October
  • Fermentation: stainless steel tank till 1996 and wood from 1997, since 2013 in stainless steel. Aging for 36 months, 18/24 in barriques, then 2/3 years in bottle.

Awards

  • 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

The complete line

Bianco Colline Teatine IGT

Bianco Colline Teatine IGT

MONTEPULCIANO D'ABRUZZO

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC Riserva

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC Riserva

MONTEPULCIANO D'ABRUZZO

Abruzzo Cerasuolo DOC

Abruzzo Cerasuolo DOC

Abruzzo Cerasuolo DOC