Full bodied and powerful, big tannins and a luscious mouth feel.
Dark ruby red with blue like tints.
Villa Gemma can be the best Montepulciano d'Abruzzo wine but in this vintage it falls short, go for the 1998 if you can find it.
Really dark purple in the glass. Big brooding nose with obvious blackberries and spice a secondary licorice note on the end. The mouth feel is huge, coating but with heavy... MORE INFO
TCD Score: 89/100
89 Points for a good effort from Masciarelli. The wine is very strong MdA but we feel at this price there is better. This is not the best vintage, 2003 was very hot across Italy and produced a few unbalanced wines, that and the combination of oak that is too heavy in this bottle keeps it under 90 points.
Pioneer winemaker Gianni Masciarelli began this estate in 1981 and led the charge to bring Montepulciano d'Abruzzo wines to the forefront of Italian wines both internally and abroad. His greatest wine, the Villa Gemma is generally regarded as the best Montepulciano d'Abruzzo ever made.
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