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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 Martinegna 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
WINE REGIONS: 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 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 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 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 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 "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.

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Barbaresco (Cuneo province), Piedmont

VINEYARD:
Langhe and Monferrato, Piedmont

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OCTOBER 2020
Marchesi di Grésy Barbaresco Martinenga DOCG 2017

The 2017 Barbaresco Martinenga is a very pretty wine. Crushed flowers, cedar, mint, tobacco and dried flowers are all beautifully lifted. In 2017, the Barbaresco has a bit more mid-palate stuffing than is the norm, but that works well in rounding out a Barbaresco that is often on the lighter side.

94+
JULY 2020
Marchesi di Grésy Barbaresco Martinenga DOCG 2017

This wine pours from the bottle with a light ruby or garnet color. The Tenute Cisa Asinari dei Marchesi di Gresy 2017 Barbaresco Martinenga puts on a fascinating aromatic performance that starts off with candied fruit (like cherry Sucrets) followed by a touch of medicinal or balsamic herb that adds some Nebbiolo context to the larger picture. The wine shifts quickly, moving away from those initial aromas to embrace grounded earthy tones of chalk, limestone, cola and zesty ginger. The wine's pretty evolution in the glass and those subtle transitions are very attractive. The mouthfeel is fine and delicate, and the tannin is well tucked in and silky. This production is 14,412 bottles strong, to be released in September 2020.

95
NOVEMBER 2021
Marchesi di Grésy Barbaresco "Camp Gros" Martinenga Riserva DOCG 2014

Marchesi di Grésy's 2014 Barbaresco Riserva Camp Gros Martinenga is a vibrant, finely-sculpted wine that captures the natural austerity of the year beautifully. Chalk, mint, pine, blood orange, rose petal and bright red cherry all develop in the glass, but it is really the wine's sizzling energy and tension that stand out most. This is an especially nervous style, and yet all the elements meld together so naturally. Pine, mint, cedar, tobacco, dried herbs add an attractive savory nuance as the wine starts to open up in the glass. The 2014 needs at least a few years in bottle, that is abundantly clear.

96
AUGUST 2019
Marchesi di Grésy Barbaresco "Gaiun" Martinenga DOCG 2015

The daring nose here beckons you in, captivating with its wide range of dried oregano, rosemary, thyme, dried cranberries, tamarind and lemon drizzle cake. Then it seduces you with its athletic build, casting a steely net of crafty tannins over soft fruit, like chain mail over supple skin. A spattering of acidity rises from the midst, electrifying the whole palate and turning any remnants of dried fruit into raindrops of mineral citrus. Not a hugely powerful wine, but an essay in structure and elegance. Drink from 2024.    

96
NOVEMBER 2020
Marchesi di Grésy Barbaresco "Camp Gros" Martinenga Riserva DOCG 2015

From the Martinenga cru’s western end, adjacent to Rabajà, this Riserva is bold yet balanced in the warm 2015 vintage. It unfolds with lush red and dark cherry flavors accented by notes of lavender and dried herbs. The wine’s ample tannins honed first in barriques and then in Slavonian oak casks, remain firm and mineral, and will maintain balance as the wine ages over the next decade and beyond.

95
APRIL 2019
Marchesi di Grésy Barbaresco "Camp Gros" Martinenga Riserva DOCG 2013

I love the tension and the glossy elegance here. The 2013 Barbaresco Riserva Camp Gros Martinenga is silky, bright and buoyant. It is complete and shows a lot of depth. It offers fresh acidity, and while it has a lean approach, it definitely has impressive length. This wine should evolve nicely over the next 10-20 years.

-Monica Larner

93
OCTOBER 2020
Marchesi di Grésy Barbaresco Martinenga DOCG 2017

Camphor, forest berry, rose and exotic spice form the inviting nose Full-bodied and enveloping, the palate features dried cherry, tobacco and mocha before close-grained tannins grip the assertive close. Drink 2022–2029

96
NOVEMBER 2020
Marchesi di Grésy Barbaresco "Gaiun" Martinenga DOCG 2016

The long, even growing season in 2016 yielded a beautifully floral and vibrant Barbaresco from Gaiun, the plots that border Asili on the western end of the Martinenga cru. This wine’s exuberant red cherry flavors rush across the palate, propelled by mouthwatering acidity as those flavors gain notes of orange peel, warm spice and a hint of vanilla. The wine’s elegant structure and impeccable balance indicate plenty of aging potential.