Azienda Agricola Masciarelli
Masciarelli Tenute Agricole was established in 1981 from the entrepreneurial intuition of Gianni Masciarelli, a symbol of Italian wine and protagonist of the success of modern wine production in Abruzzo. The beating heart of the winery is in San Martino sulla Marrucina, in the province of Chieti, and includes about 300 acres of vineyards and olive groves, lying between 13 municipalities in all 4 provinces of Abruzzo. Wine production - while also having a small production of extra virgin olive oil - now has 18 labels and five product lines: Classic Line, Gianni Masciarelli, Villa Gemma, Marina Cvetic, and Castello di Semivicoli. In the constant and renewed work for innovation, but with respect for the environment and tradition, Masciarelli inaugurated, after a long restoration, Castello di Semivicoli, a seventeenth-century baronial mansion, which is now a Relais de Charme in the vineyards, a driving force of wine tourism in the area.
Abruzzo lies in the calf of the Italian boot south of the Marche. It is a rough and mountainous area that only accommodates a small two percent of the Italian population. The sparsely populated Abruzzo is, however, all the more rich in natural beauty. As many as four national nature parks are home to a unique variety of geology, flora and fauna as part of the Apennines. Add to that the picturesque, forgotten mountain villages and you are in one of the most beautiful areas of Italy.
Fortunately, in addition to all that natural beauty, there is still plenty of room for vineyards. For a long time, mainly massines were produced here, from supermarket wines to bulk wines, which in turn were used for the production of vermouth. In the meantime, as in many other wine regions, this has changed, many quality investments have been made and Abruzzo is rightly on the map as a wine region.
(Source: Masciarelli Italy)