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 Monte Aribaldo Dolcetto d’Alba 2016
Upfront it’s all fabulously ripe red fruits washed in liqourice and animated with succulent in-built acidity. Centrally there is a savoury character and an attractive bottom of pan roastiness whilst at the finish there is calmness and just the lightest suggestion of warm liquid pebbles. For those preferring a more down to earth approach, this a full and harmonious wine with an intense nose reminiscent of jammy, berry fruit and vanilla. Long, rich finish.