Marchesi di Grésy has long been recognised as one of Piemonte's top producers.With four separate estates across Langhe and Monferrato - home of Piemonte's greatest wines -Marchesi di Grésy has 45 hectares of vineyards, with 11 ha dedicated to the production of Nebbiolo for its flagship Barbarescos, Martinenga Camp Gros and Martinenga Gaiun.The Martinenga vineyard is considered by many to be the best single vineyard in Barbaresco. This breathtaking natural amphitheatre surrounding the winery has been exclusively owned by the di Grésy family since 1797. It is here that grapes from each of the estates are taken to be vinified.Alberto di Grésy owns and manages the estate. In 1973 he began production of wines under the di Grésy name - vinifying their own estate grapes rather than selling to other local producers as in the past. His philosophy is simple but effective; to produce wines using the best available technology that respect tradition and promote the character and personality of the terrain and grape variety.
Marchesi di Gresy Langhe Chardonnay 2018
Bright golden yellow. Starting to show some development. This is a rich opulent oaked style. Ripe peachy fruit is very well integrated with vanilla, buttery, toffee notes. Generous oily textured mouth feel is layered with an interesting minerality and finishes extremely long. Destemming and pressing of grapes is followed by a cold settling of the must at a low temperature, fermented in French oak (Allier) barrels (all new) for a period of approximately 8 months, until the wine is ready. A perfect companion to starters, seafood, even when richly seasoned. Drink at 9/10° C.