A step up, made from a single block within the Martinenga vineyard that clearly whispers a sense of place. Pale garnet colour with an orange hue. Intriguing complexity of aromas; dark cherry, burnt blood orange, sweet balsamic strawberries, rose petals, hints of aniseed, wood smoke, dried herbs – like walking in an autumnal garden. The palate is all about structure and intensity, slowly building up and gently hovering without losing definition. Elegance and sheer power with beautifully integrated oak and a multitude of layers unfolding sip by sip. Vibrant, long and complex. This wine quietly settles the vintage of the decade debate.
Marchesi di Gresy Gaiun Martinenga Barbaresco 2016