Tenute Cisa Asinari Marchesi di Gresy "Gaiun Martinenga" DOCG 2018 (Barbaresco, Italy) - [WS 96] [TWI 95] [JD 94] [VM 93] [JS 93]
Tenute Cisa Asinari Marchesi di Gresy "Gaiun Martinenga" DOCG 2018 (Barbaresco, Italy) - [WS 96] [TWI 95] [JD 94] [VM 93] [JS 93]

Tenute Cisa Asinari Marchesi di Gresy "Gaiun Martinenga" DOCG 2018
(Barbaresco, Italy) - [WS 96] [TWI 95] [JD 94] [VM 93] [JS 93]

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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 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%
Alcohol Percentage: 14,0% alc./vol.
Total acidity: 5,70 g/l in tartaric acid.
Formats: 750 ml - 1500 ml - 3000 ml.
Type of wine: Red wine
Residual sugar: Dry
Estimated life: 25/30 years.

Ratings and Reviews:

96 Points - Wine Spectator:
"Macerated cherry, plum, licorice, iron and eucalyptus flavors permeate this concentrated yet supple red, which is rich but never heavy, with ample acidity and dense, refined tannins lending support. Trades a little freshness for ripeness and depth. Best from 2026 through 2043. 625 cases made, 75 cases imported." - Bruce Sanderson (April 2024)

95 Points - The Wine Independent:
"The 2018 Marchesi di Gresy Barbaresco Martinenga Gaiun has heady floral notes on the nose with slightly sweet and fragrant aromas and some background exotic spice like nutmeg. There is an elegant, refined quality to the tannins. I love the fact that the flavours last so long, leaving lingering fruit and a super-juicy freshness. This is a wonderful expression of the fresher 2018 vintage - it shows a lightness of touch and sensitivity." Drink 2023-2047. - Susuan Hulme (July 2022)

94 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"The 2018 Barbaresco Gaiun Martinenga is encompassing in its aromas, with enveloping notes of incense, raspberry, and spiced orange. It is medium-bodied but offers more richness of fruit through the palate, with ripe strawberry, fresh roses, and crushed stones, ripe tannins, and a lot of immediate appeal as well as great charm. Drink 2023-2040." - Audrey Frick (May 2023)

93 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2018 Barbaresco Gaiun Martinenga is a beautiful wine that shows the style of both the vintage and cru perched just above Asili. Dark cherry/plum, spice, menthol, licorice and a touch of nicely judged oak fill out the layers. In 2018 Gaiun is a bit light, as most wines are, and yet its balance is absolutely impeccable. Terrific." Drink 2025-2038. - Antonio Galloni (Oct 2022)

93 Points - James Suckling:
"A very refined 2018 with ultra-fine tannins and lovely berry, orange peel and cream aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied with a creamy texture and a delicious finish. Why wait here?" (Aug 2022)