Marchesi di Grésy Martinenga Barbaresco DOCG 2018

Marchesi di Grésy Martinenga Barbaresco DOCG 2018

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Nebbiolo

75cl * Sustainable * Vegan * 14.0% ABV * Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy

A renowned Barbaresco from the 12ha Martinenga vineyard - a monopole owned by Marchesi di Grésy since 1797, and one of the zone's most prized vineyard sites.

Barbaresco Martinenga takes its name from Marchesi di Grésy's Martinenga vineyard situated in the commune of Barbaresco. This single vineyard (of 11.93ha) has the shape of an amphitheatre, with Asili to the west and Rabaja to the north-east. These south-southwest facing vineyards have a favourable microclimate, which allows the production of high quality grapes even in potentially difficult vintages. The vineyards are situated at 280 metres above sea level, and the soil is calcereous, with blue marl and a small percentage of sand.

The wine is aged in 225 litre French oak barriques for 12 months and then large Slavonian oak casks for a further 12 months, then aged further in bottle before release. it has a fine, gently floral nose with wild cherry and redcurrant fruit. Spicy and lifted with notes of dried herbs. More sour cherry fruit on the palate, which combines richness and structure with dried fruit characters. Fresh acidity gives balance, and the finish is complex, savoury and textured with integrated oak.

Ideal with richly seasoned meats (red or white) or mature cheeses.

Silver medal winner - Decanter World Wine Awards 2022