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Monday, October 11, 2010
Sept 24/10: Tasting Masciarelli Wines from Abruzzo in Toronto
The Time and Date: Friday, September 24, 2010
The Event: A private tasting of Masciarelli wines (Abruzzo, Italy), led by Marina Cvetic, owner.
The Venue: ONE Hotel, Yorkville
The Target Audience: sommeliers, special guests
The Availability/Catalogue: Masciarelli is represented in Ontario by Stem; wines are available on consignment from time to time or by special order.
The Quote/Background: This was Marina's first trip to Toronto. The company began in 1978, and now has 380 hectares. They were mainly responsible for changing the Montepulciano d'Abruzzo style by creating barrique aging and using older vines. The winery is a consistent winner in Italian competitions.
The Wines: Villa Gemma is only produced in good years and uses French oak. All prices are licensee.
**** Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):