Marchesi di Gresy 2016 'Gaiun Martinenga' Barbaresco, Piemonte, Italy
Marchesi di Grésy is made up of four estates situated in the Langhe and the Monferrato zones and is recognized for producing many of the Piedmont region’s greatest wines. In the late 1960s, Alberto di Grésy began supervising the family’s agricultural operations, concluding early on that he did not want to continue selling his grapes to the area’s finest wine producers but instead to capture their elegance in-house. In 1973 he began making his own wine, adhering to the highest quality standards and respect for terroir.
Winemaker: Matteo Sasso
Farming: Practicing Organic
Terroir: Limestone and blue marl. In the heart of Barbaresco commune, Gaiun is a parcel of Martinenga, on the western side of the amphiteatre. South exposure at an altitude from 230m to 290 meters above sea level.
Vinification: Selected yeasts. Vinification on skins; ten days fermentation with floating cap followed by 25 days maceration with submerged cap; daily pumping over. Malolactic fermentation is carried out in full.
Aging: Aged in French oak barriques for 28 months. An additional 26 months of aging occurs in bottle.
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Tasting notes: 2016 is powerful and classic, with gripping tannins that nod to aromas of red cherry, cinnamon, dried violets and sandalwood. Will age beautifully up to 50 years.