TYPOLOGYBarbaresco DOCG - " Martinenga "
PRODUCTION AREALocated in the heart of the commune of Barbaresco, Martinenga is one of the most important MeGAs in the area and is bordered to the west by Asili and to the north-east by Rabaja. South-southwest exposure and altitude ranging from 220m to 290m above sea level.
SOIL TYPEThe soil is calcareous, characterised almost entirely by marly layers with little sand, and the soils have an important percentage of fine sediments, silt and clay.
WINEMAKINGRed vinification with maceration with emerged cap for eight/ten days at controlled temperature and submerged cap for twenty/thirty days. Malolactic fermentation following the alcoholic fermentation.
COLOURBrilliant garnet red with slight orange reflections
PERFUMEIntense and pleasant hints of plum and cherry blend sinuously with balsamic nuances of mint, tea leaves, dried flowers and blond pipe tobacco
TASTEThe fine and elegant tannic structure, in constant balance with the pulp and menthol freshness of the finish, give fullness and harmony to the wine
NOTESThe Barbaresco DOCG "Martinenga" of the Marchesi di Grèsy is undoubtedly the most important wine to which the greatest attention is paid, whose elegant character is due to the vineyard; the latter, in fact, which also gives its name to the wine, lies within a splendid natural amphitheatre that overlooks the Barbaresco hills to the south and the Tanaro river to the west: the perfect exposure, the microclimatic complexity and the particular conformation of the terrain give the wine an unparalleled harmony. The Barbaresco di Gresy wines are among the most sober and elegant in the denomination, without ever being relaxed. A timeless classicism, foreign to fashions: tasting them it is virtually impossible to classify them as modern or traditional. All in all, 'Martinenga' is a red of great breed, impossible to give up.
AGEINGMatured in new, first and second passage barriques for twelve months, followed by twelve months in Slavonian oak casks. Maturation in bottles for twelve months before release.