Martinenga is regarded as one of Barbaresco’s finest Crus, extending from Asili to Rabaja. The Marchesi di Gresy is the sole owner. One of Piedmont’s greatest producers, I enjoyed a…

Martinenga is regarded as one of Barbaresco’s finest Crus, extending from Asili to Rabaja. The Marchesi di Gresy is the sole owner. One of Piedmont’s greatest producers, I enjoyed a wonderful visit there last month and was amazed at how many South Africans knew their wines and people. I tasted around 30 wines and was impressed by their elegance and longevity.  

We are therefore importing a small consignment of these long-ageing beauties, including large format options and back vintages. Even the wonderful Langhe Nebbiolo needs at least five years to show its best!

Only made in the finest vintages, Camp Gros is slightly more backward and is matured only in large oak. Gaiun is slightly richer with more lush fruit and is partly barrique aged. 

Here is an easy way to understand the recent Piedmont vintages: 2009, 2007, 2005 – richer, riper. 2008, 2006, 2004 – cooler and more classic. 

Please email Roland@winecellar.co.za or give me a call on 021 448 4105 if you would like to talk about any of the wines! They produce great Barbera and interesting Chardonnay and Sauvignon as well.

Visit www.marchesidigresy.com.

 “Alberto di Gresy has been involved in winemaking for nearly 40 years. The estate’s success lies in its philosophy of never chasing fashions but always representing Barbaresco in its purest, most traditional expression. This means that colours are never too intense, barrels are of different sizes to impart only the faintest of background fragrances, macerations on the skins are moderate to long. A visit to the splendid premises will give a good idea of how much care goes into processing the grapes, harvested mainly from one of the most beautiful vineyards in the Barbaresco area, the Martinenga cru.” Gambero Rosso 2013. 

Marchesi di Gresy have been awarded Tre Bicchieri 11 times since the guide’s inception.

This is a special pre-shipment offer (saving you 15-20%). Payment on order for delivery in late October. 

Producer
Wine
Vintage
Price
Score
Marchesi di Gresy Barbera d’Asti DOCG 2012 R 165
Marchesi di Gresy Langhe Chardonnay DOC 2011 R 174
Marchesi di Gresy Langhe Gresy Chardonnay  DOC 2011 R 293
Marchesi di Gresy Langhe Nebbiolo Martinenga DOC 2012 R 211
Marchesi di Gresy Langhe Sauvignon Blanc DOC 2012 R 193
Marchesi di Gresy Villa Giulia Langhe Bianco DOC 2012 R 164
Marchesi di Gresy Martinenga Barbaresco DOCG 2010 R 550
Marchesi di Gresy Martinenga Barbaresco DOCG 2009 R 495 WA 91
Marchesi di Gresy Martinenga Barbaresco DOCG 2008 R 531 WA 92
Marchesi di Gresy Martinenga Barbaresco DOCG 2007 R 531 WA 92
Marchesi di Gresy Camp Gros Martinenga Barbaresco DOCG 2009 R 733 WA 90
Marchesi di Gresy Camp Gros Martinenga Barbaresco DOCG 2008 R 751 WA 94
Marchesi di Gresy Camp Gros Martinenga Barbaresco DOCG 2007 R 751 WA 94
Marchesi di Gresy Camp Gros Martinenga Barbaresco DOCG 2006 R 733 WA 93
Marchesi di Gresy Camp Gros Martinenga Barbaresco DOCG 2005 R 696 WA 94
Marchesi di Gresy Camp Gros Martinenga Barbaresco DOCG 2004 R 733 WA 94
Marchesi di Gresy Camp Gros Martinenga Barbaresco DOCG 2003 R 696
Marchesi di Gresy Gaiun Martinenga Barbaresco DOCG 2009 R 733 WA 91
Marchesi di Gresy Gaiun Martinenga Barbaresco DOCG 2008 R 751 WA 93
Marchesi di Gresy Gaiun Martinenga Barbaresco DOCG 2006 R 733 WA 92
Marchesi di Gresy Gaiun Martinenga Barbaresco DOCG 2005 R 696 WA 94
Marchesi di Gresy Gaiun Martinenga Barbaresco DOCG 2004 R 733 WA 92
Marchesi di Gresy Gaiun Martinenga Barbaresco DOCG 2003 R 696
Marchesi di Gresy Gaiun Martinenga Barbaresco DOCG 2001 R 916 WA 92
Marchesi di Gresy Gaiun Martinenga Barbaresco DOCG 2000 R 696 WA 90
Marchesi di Gresy Gaiun Martinenga Barbaresco DOCG 1999 R 1,062 WA 91
Marchesi di Gresy Gaiun Martinenga Barbaresco DOCG 1998 R 989

– R/bottle all inclusive landing in late October
– WA: Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
– Minimum order 6 bottles per wine, mixed cases on request
– Magnums available at x2 the bottle price
– Some Jeroboams are also available on request

Email us to order. For our full price list, visit www.winecellar.co.za.

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