Masciarelli Marina Cvetic ISKRA 2016 (92 VM)
“The 2016 is a darker and inward expression of the Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva Iskra. A wave of violet florals and crushed stone minerals set the stage, evolving further to show rich brown spices, smoke and plum sauce. The wine is undeniably elegant, with velvety textures giving way to a display of ripe black berries and cherries. A more tactile edge toward the close, results in mounting tannins and savory spice. Structured and poised, this tapers off with youthful grip, only showing a glimpse of what’s to come with further cellaring. This is one of the most complete vintages of the Iskra Riserva that I’ve ever tasted, yet it will require time to fully come together.”
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Colline Teramane DOCG
ISKRA is the Serbian word for “spark,” and Gianni Masciarelli dedicated this wine to his wife, Marina Cvetic, who is from Serbia. It is among the Marina Cvetic line of wines, which Gianni created for his wife. Made from a single-vineyard cru of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, ISKRA is a wine of extraordinary distinction and depth.
Founded by Abruzzo native Gianni Masciarelli in 1981, Masciarelli and its wines have become the standard-bearer for the Abruzzo region, and an inspiration to all emerging Italian wine regions. After a summer in Champagne, Gianni Masciarelli became convinced that world-class wines could be produced in Abruzzo, and through tremendous vision and non-stop innovation, Masciarelli became one of the most admired wineries in Italy.