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Tenute Cisa Asinari dei Marchesi di Grésy has been owned by the di Grésy family since 1797. The estate includes four properties located in Langhe and Monferrato, home to Piedmont’s greatest wines.  Before the 1960s the estate operated like a traditional farm, producing livestock, vegetables and fruits - including grapes.  At the time, the grapes were sold to the finest wine producers in the area, as was the tradition in the Langhe.  In the early 1970s Alberto di Grésy realized the potential of his vineyards and decided that he had to vinify his own grapes.

In 1973 he produced his first vintage with the objective of transferring the class and character of the terroir, vineyards and varietal into the bottle, using the best available technology and respect for tradition. In 2013 Alberto’s son and daughter, Alessandro and Ludovica di Grésy began their adventure in the family’s winery working alongside their father.  To this day, Marchesi di Grésy only vinifies grapes coming from their properties, 111 acres of vineyards divided among the Martinenga, Monte Aribaldo, La Serra and Monte Colombo estates.

Of exceptional note, the Martinenga vineyard is one of the Langhe’s finest and the largest single owned "monopole" in the region and has been owned by the di Grésy family since 1797.  Martinenga is known for producing some of the finest cru-designated Barbareschi. It is planted with the Nebbiolo sub-varieties Lampia, Rosé and Michet, whose mix produce the most elegant Nebbiolo wines. With its southern exposure, blue marl soil and elevations from 820 to 918 feet, the Martinenga cru possesses ideal growing conditions and allows Nebbiolo fruit to reach full maturity even in difficult vintages.

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WINERY LOCATION: Barbaresco (Cuneo province), Piedmont
REGION: Barbaresco DOCG, Langhe DOC, Asti DOCG, Alba DOC
VINEYARD LAND: 88 acres (36 ha)
FARMING PRACTICES: Sustainable & Practicing Organic
GRAPE VARIETIES: Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto, Moscato, Sauvignon, Chardonnay and small amounts of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon
WINE STYLES: Dry red and white, sweet white sparkling
TOTAL WINE PRODUCTION: 240,000 bottles (180,000)
YEAR FOUNDED: 1973
OWNER(S): The di Grésy Family
WINEMAKER(S): Matteo Sasso

WINES

MARCHESI DI GRÉSY NEBBIOLO MARTINENGA LANGHE DOC

Directly from the Martinenga vineyard, in the heart of Barbaresco appellation, south-southwest exposure at an average altitude of 280m a.s.l. Specific selection of grapes better suited to make a lighter wine than Barbaresco.

MARCHESI DI GRÉSY BARBARESCO MARTINENGA DOCG

In the heart of Barbaresco appelation, Martinenga is among the most important MeGA of the area, confining with Asili, on the western side, and Rabaja, towards northeast. A single vineyard of 11.93 hectares in an amphiteatre shape. South-southwest exposure at an altitude between 220m and 290m a.s.l.

MARCHESI DI GRÉSY BARBARESCO "GAIUN" MARTINENGA DOCG

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 290m a.s.l.

MARCHESI DI GRÉSY BARBARESCO "CAMP GROS" MARTINENGA RISERVA DOCG

In the heart of Barbaresco commune, Camp Gros is a parcel of Martinenga, on the eastern end of the amphiteatre. South- southwest exposure at an altitude from 240m to 290m a.s.l.

MARCHESI DI GRÉSY BARBERA D'ASTI DOCG

Located in La Serra estate in the commune of Cassine (Alessandria province). Southern exposure at an average altitude of 240m a.s.l.

MARCHESI DI GRÉSY DOLCETTO D'ALBA "MONTE ARIBALDO" DOC

In the Commune of Treiso, on the Monte Aribaldo hill, from which it takes the name. South and west facing exposure at an average altitude of 370m a.s.l.

MARCHESI DI GRÉSY "VIRTUS" LANGHE DOC

In the heart of Barbaresco appellation, in the valley just below Martinenga, both vineyards face south-southwest. The Barbera has an average altitude of 225m a.s.l. while the Cabernet is slightly higher at 240m a.s.l.

MARCHESI DI GRÉSY SAUVIGNON LANGHE DOC

Located among the communes of Barbaresco, below and in front of Martinenga, and Treiso, in Monte Aribaldo; three parcels wih different exposures: south, north and west. Average altitudes of 230m a.s.l. 250m a.s.l. and 370m a.s.l.

MARCHESI DI GRÉSY MOSCATO D'ASTI "LA SERRA" DOCG

In La Serra estate, in the Cassine village, Alessandria Province. South exposure with an altitude from 220m to 380m a.s.l.

MARCHESI DI GRÉSY GRAPPA DI MOSCATO LA SERRA

Marchesi di Grésy Grappa di Moscato La Serra is produced from moscato grape pomice, coming from Moscato grapes harvested at the La Serra 11 ha La Serra estate, located in Cassine, Monferrato. Distilled at Distilleria del Barbaresco, a cooperative of 19 member wineries, located in the Barbaresco production area. Due to their location, they are able to distill fresh pomace, which allows them to preserve the bouquet and esters that normally evaporate if there are delays between the grapes being pressed and arrival at the distillery.

MARCHESI DI GRÉSY GRAPPA DI NEBBIOLO MARTINENGA

The Marchesi di Grésy Grappa di Nebbiolo Martinenga is produced from the Nebbiolo pomice from grapes harvested from their famed Martinenga vineyard in the heart of Barbaresco. Produced at Distilleria del Barbaresco, a 19 member cooperative of wineries in the Barberesco production area. Located in the heart the region, allows them to distill fresh pomace, which retains the bouquet and esters that can evaporate if the pomace is not fresh. 

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Barbaresco (Cuneo province), Piedmont

VINEYARD:
Langhe and Monferrato, Piedmont

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94
MAY 2023
Marchesi di Grésy Barbaresco "Gaiun" Martinenga DOCG 2018

The 2018 Barbaresco Gaiun Martinenga is encompassing in its aromas, with enveloping notes of incense, raspberry, and spiced orange. It is medium-bodied but offers more richness of fruit through the palate, with ripe strawberry, fresh roses, and crushed stones, ripe tannins, and a lot of immediate appeal as well as great charm. Drink 2023-2040.

90
JUNE 2021
Marchesi di Grésy Barbera d'Asti DOCG 2019

A release of 26,380 bottles, the Tenute Cisa Asinari dei Marchesi di Gresy 2019 Barbera d'Asti is a medium-weight expression with lots of bright and simple notes of cherry and raspberry, The wine delivers good power and intensity at below its weight class. There is bright acidity and an easy, silky mouthfeel that conjures a wine of clean simplicity that's great for pizza.

93
OCTOBER 2023
Marchesi di Grésy Barbaresco Martinenga DOCG 2020

The 2020 Barbaresco Martinenga is superb. Bright, rich and expansive, the 2020 impresses with its energy and cut. Red-toned fruit, blood orange, rose petal and cinnamon are all beautifully delineated. This gracious, mid-weight Barbaresco delivers the goods. The 2020 spent a year in barrel, 30% new, and another year in cask. This is an especially fine edition for the Martinenga.

95
JUNE 2021
Marchesi di Grésy Barbaresco "Camp Gros" Martinenga Riserva DOCG 2016

This wine is so pretty. I love the intensity, the licorice and all the little detailing that goes in the greater embroidery of the Tenute Cisa Asinari dei Marchesi di Gresy 2016 Barbaresco Riserva Camp Gros Martinenga. The wine is powerful, yet its texture is almost fragile, with small berry nuances and shadings of ash and smoke. For better or for worse, the tannins are dry at this point.

91
JUNE 2022
Marchesi di Grésy "Virtus" Langhe DOC 2011

DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARD 2022 SILVER MEDAL.  Expressive dark berry fruit, dried violets, and sweet baking spice, enhanced by sweet tobacco and licorice. Great intensity, juicy, unctuous, and delicious!

91
JANUARY 2024
Marchesi di Grésy Barbera d'Asti DOCG 2022

A bright, high-pitched red, featuring kirsch, raspberry and floral aromas and flavors. Picks up flashes of mineral as this builds to the lingering finish. Firm, yet balanced. Drink now through 2027.

95
OCTOBER 2020
Marchesi di Grésy Barbaresco "Gaiun" Martinenga DOCG 2016

The 2016 Barbaresco Gaiun Martinenga packs a serious punch. The rich style of this site married to the classicism of the year results in a Barbaresco that is going to need a bit of time to come around. Gaiun is often plush and voluptuous. In 2016, large-scaled tannins wrap around all of that fruit intensity, adding a very appealing dimension of the structure. Sweet red cherry, cinnamon, mint, cedar, rose petal and blood orange build into the complex, layered finish. I have seen the Gaiun age effortlessly in its top vintages. I have no doubt that it will be the case here as well.

94
FEBRUARY 2022
Marchesi di Grésy Barbaresco "Camp Gros" Martinenga Riserva DOCG 2016

The 2016 Barbaresco Riserva Camp Gros Martinenga shows all the pedigree of this great vintage in its power, breadth and overall intensity. Black cherry, plum, licorice, mocha, lavender and sage give the 2016 its dark, brooding personality. I am quite surprised, in a good way, how integrated the tannins are. The 2016 is a big wine, but it is already very harmonious, The 2016 spent a year in barrel and a year and half in cask.