Gianni Masciarelli inherited a passion for vine-growing and wines from his grandfather Giovanni, and started his wine production in the very same old cellar where Giovanni used to create wines. The winery is now run by his wife Marina Cvetic following Gianni’s sudden passing away in 2008. Marina is a great professional who, far from resting on her laurels, has continued to revolutionize the world of wine with her desire to evolve and experiment.
Starting off with just 2.5 hectares, the Masciarelli winery today owns 300 hectares of vines in 14 different locations within the areas of Chieti, Teramo, Pescara and L'Aquila. Unique plots, with soils rich in minerals at heights of between 200 and 500 metres above sea level, cultivated following traditional methods such as pergola-trained vines, a typical system in Abruzzo, and Guyot trellis training. A variety of soil types such as chalky, clay, or sandy soils with stratified rocks or pebbles, are exposed to different climatic conditions. The result is a wide range of wines which reflect and extol the unique qualities of each grape variety and the local terroir.
The Masciarelli winery’s production philosophy focuses on territory, and winemaking culture and traditions. For this reason, ever since its beginnings, the winery has shown a firm commitment to demonstrate the winemaking potential of local varieties: Montepulciano and Trebbiano, whose capacity to express the diversity of their landscapes and soils is best captured by vinifying them separately to highlight the particular terroirs of Abruzzo.