Marchesi di Gresy, Barbaresco Martinenga 2018Regular price $65.00 Save $-65.00
Wild as it may seem, the Di Gresy family has owned their estate since 1797. For many years, it functioned as a farm, which of course, included grape vines. It wasn’t until the early 70s that the family decided to make and bottle their own wine, though it was common to sell the fruit. The family has 111 acres of vineyards between their estate vines, their most prized site having been owned since day 1. The ‘Matinenga’ site is a special one as it is quite large, and the family has begun to vinify different parcels within this site over the years. They continue to not only make some of the best wines from the most prized sites in Barbaresco, they continue to improve their winemaking to include what’s best for their surrounding environment.
Named for the family’s prized site that they’ve owned since the late 18th century, Martinenga is one of the most important single crus of the region. Vines are 35-40 years in age. The wine is aged between both French and Slavonian oak for a combined aging of two and a half years.