The very symbol of Abruzzo and its wines, Masciarelli was born in 1978, thanks to Gianni Masciarelli's passion for vines and wine, from which he took after his grandfather. A real challenge, which over the years has been largely surpassed and which has led to some of the most significant wines in the history of the Abruzzo region.
A key moment in this path was in the late 1980s, when Gianni met Marina. A private and professional bond, which led to further growth and the creation of one of the most representative lines of Masciarelli, dedicated to her: "Marina Cvetic”. Along with “Linea Classica”, "Villa Gemma", "Gianni Masciarelli” and “Castello di Semivicoli”, these are the company collections, for a total production that exceeds two million bottles per year.
From the initial 2.5 hectares of vineyards, the company has been able to increase to their current 320 hectares, scattered in 14 different municipalities near Chieti, Teramo, Pescara and L'Aquila. Parcels are very different from one another, with specific characterised mineral rich soils, located at various altitudes above sea level, laid both following the traditional pergola growing system and the guyot. Different microclimate conditions produce extremely specific expressions in each wine, as well as enhancing their individual particularities.
However; don’t let the quantity mislead you: their entire production stands out because of their consistent high quality standard. In Masciarelli's production philosophy, great importance has always been placed on the territory and its winemaking culture and tradition, which is why since the earliest years Gianni Masciarelli has bet on the potential of those vines that spoke the language of his people: montepulciano and trebbiano. Yesterday as much as today, Masciarelli, and of course Marina Cvetic, are synonymous with high quality wines and with the Abruzzo region.