Marchesi di Gresy Barbaresco Martinenga 2007
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
The Martinenga Barbaresco, without a doubt, is our most important wine. It is a wine which carries an elegance that comes from its vineyard. On the nose, it offers sensations of sweet tobacco, leather and spice. It is fresh and jammy, rich in structure with good backbone and great harmony.
Martinenga is a Barbaresco is a fine wine with meat, poultry, and aged cheeses.
"Moderately saturated medium red. Explosive perfume of red cherry, raspberry, cinnamon and rose petal. Silky, seamless and stuffed with red fruits and flowers; plenty of dimension here. Full, broad and complete Barbaresco, finishing with big but ripe tannins and a sappy, saline, fruity aftertaste. The style of the 2007 vintage clearly provided strong raw material for a producer whose Barbarescos tend to favor perfume over body."
International Wine Cellar
"The 2007 Barbaresco Martinenga emerges from the glass with a delicate expression of fruit that in essence defines the house style. The 2007 is a wonderfully open, expressive Martinenga laced with ripe red berries, flowers and spices, all of which come together on a weightless frame of notable class. This is a fabulous effort from Marchesi di Gresy. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2019."
The Wine Advocate
"This intense and determined Nebbiolo from the Martinenga cru of Barbaresco delivers enticing aromas of black fruit, smoke, tar, licorice and old spice. The wine is elegant and etheral with a polished nature to its firm tannins capped by pleasantly piquant freshness on the finish."
"Broad and chewy, sporting cherry, licorice, tar and spice flavors, this dense red has a savory thread running through it, with a lingering finish. Best from 2015 through 2027. 1,833 cases made. "
"Pale and elegant with classic Barbaresco breeding; bright berries and flowers, spice, mint and lovely complexity; smooth, lush and integrated with finesse, great style and charm."
89 , not as good as 2009 but a bargain
This wine ranked tied for 3rd of 8—Valpolicellas (3) and Nebbiolos (5)—tasted 3/11 by 14 very experienced members of a group tasting wines blind every month for 34 years. At 56 points against, of a total possible 112 points against, it was statistically significantly mediocre compared with other wines in the group.
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Alberto di Gresy was born in Milan on June 1, 1952, where he completed his studies and graduated from the Bocconi University with a Doctorate in Business Administration. Growing up with a passion for the land and the wine, he spent many weekends and most of his summer vacations at Villa Giulia. This 19th century hunting lodge, built by his grandfather, Carlo, is located on the hill...
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(PEED-mont) Piedmont is located in the Northwest area of Italy, hugging the Mediterranean coast. The regional capital, Turin, is situated smack in the middle of the province. Being close to the alps, the area enjoys a high altitude, with the best vineyards benefiting from the hills and elevation. Known for its famous sub-districts, Piedmont delivers some of the most...
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The King of Piedmont
Nebbiolo is the key grape in the wines of Barolo and Barbaresco. It is not the
most planted variety, but it does make the most distinctive and age-worthy wines. Native to
Nebbiolo is a bit of a soil snob - it's finicky about where it grows and has
long been the honored red grape of Northern Italy...
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