Tenute Cisa Asinari Marchesi di Gresy Barbaresco Martinenga DOCG 2020 (Barbaresco, Italy) - [WE 97] [WA 94] [DM 94] [JS 94] [VM 93] [WS 93] [JD 91]
Tenute Cisa Asinari Marchesi di Gresy Barbaresco Martinenga DOCG 2020 (Barbaresco, Italy) - [WE 97] [WA 94] [DM 94] [JS 94] [VM 93] [WS 93] [JD 91]

Tenute Cisa Asinari Marchesi di Gresy Barbaresco Martinenga DOCG 2020
(Barbaresco, Italy) - [WE 97] [WA 94] [DM 94] [JS 94] [VM 93] [WS 93] [JD 91]

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About the Winery: 
Tenute Cisa Asinari dei Marchesi di Grésy (often simply referred to as Marchesi di Grésy) is a well-regarded wine producer located just east of Alba, in Piedmont, northwestern Italy. Its central winery is based in Martinenga, in the heart of winery is the Barbaresco winemaking region, and it is most famous for its wines made under the Barbaresco DOCG. The estate has been in the possession of the di Grésy family since 1797, and began producing wines in 1973.

The estate boasts four key vineyards from Langhe to Monferrato: Martinenga in Barbaresco, Monte Aribaldo in Treiso and La Serra and Monte Colombo in Cassine.

The 24-hectare (59-acre) Martinenga vineyard yields three different Barbaresco wines from different parts of the vineyard: Martinenga, Camp Gros Martinenga and Gaiun Martinenga. Approximately half of the vineyard is planted to Nebbiolo, with the remainder planted to Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Barbera and Cabernet Saugignon. 

The Monte Aribaldo vineyard covers 10 hectares (25 acres) of land and is planted with Dolcetto, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. La Serra in the Monferrato region is planted with 11 hectares (27 acres) of Moscato and Barbera to make Moscato d'Asti and Barbera d'Asti wines.

The small Monte Colombo vineyard is planted with a combination of Merlot and Barbera d'Asti. In 1982, the estate expanded its output further to include a series of six grappas. 

Technical Information:

Grape variety: Nebbiolo 100%

Ratings and Reviews:

97 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"Beautiful classic aromas of mixed cherries, tobacco, warmed spices and bay leaf enchant the senses. The refined and elegant palate offers a blend of warmed fruit and density, with an earthy, well-structured and mineral-driven finish. Drink from 2025–2045." - Jeff Porter (December 2023)

94 Points - Wine Advocate:
"One of the appellation's classic wines, the Tenute Cisa Asinari dei Marchesi di Gresy 2020 Barbaresco Martinenga delivers a soft entry to the palate with subtle cherry and sweet raspberry. Those fruit tones are laced with dusty mineral and white licorice. The wine delivers medium-weight texture, but the finish remains long and polished over time. The tannins will soften with a few more years of bottle age. This is a production of 24,047 bottles hitting the market in fall 2023." Drink 2024-2038. - Monica Larner (Aug 2023)

94 Points - Decanter Magazine:
"Very pale ruby in the glass, with a soapy nose, bright red fruit among redcurrant and pomegranate, with cinnamon, a balsamic touch, macerated roses and violets. Firm tannins, a muscular attack, dusty texture, then warming, savoury, very tasty with balancing acidic fruit. Youthful and brilliant example for ageing, with crunchy tannins on the good finish." Drink 2023-2040. - Aldo Fiordelli (Jan 2023)

94 Points - James Suckling:
"Extremely perfumed and pleasant on the nose with hibiscus, cherry blossom, orange peel and watermelon aromas that follow through to a medium body with very fine tannins with such lovely length. Beautiful. Very silky and fine. Exquisite. Drinkable but much better in three or four years." (Jun 2023)

93 Points - Vinous Media:
The 2020 Barbaresco Martinenga is superb. Bright, rich and expansive, the 2020 impresses with its energy and cut. Red-toned fruit, blood orange, rose petal and cinnamon are all beautifully delineated. This gracious, mid-weight Barbaresco delivers the goods. The 2020 spent a year in barrel, 30% new, and another year in cask. This is an especially fine edition for the Martinenga." - Antonio Galloni (Oct 2023)

93 Points - Wine Spectator:
"Offering cherry and strawberry fruit shaded by hay, eucalyptus, green tea and mineral notes, this broad, juicy and racy red tightens up, leaving a compact finish today. Needs time to open. Best from 2026 through 2043. 2,000 cases made, 600 cases imported." - Bruce Sanderson (Apr 2024)

91 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"The medium red 2020 Barbaresco Martinenga is expressive and spicy with aromas of bright red cherries, orange peel, clove, and leather. Bright and medium-bodied, it’s tangy on the palate, with a more citrus-driven profile, fine tannins, a dusty texture, and a modest but clean finish. It’s a charming wine to drink over the next 5-7 years." (May 2024)