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Marchesi di Gresy Barbera d'Asti 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Sandy soils lends brighter acidity, 7500 btls All barrique at first, 35% new, then a year in botte Sweet wood on the nose is quite pronounced with toasty spice followed by hints of a little fish sauce, a little gummy candy, a little sweet violet pastille, a little beef and some charry aromas. A bit unusual and tight but complex. Rich on entry this also shows a nice sweet/tart character in a rather red fruited way with bright juicy acids up front. Across the mid palate one finds milky oak and late arriving wood tannins lending a very slightly chewy quality to the backend, which shows more toast than fruit. In its style this is quite nice though if it wasn’t for the acidity this could be a new world Barbera. 88pts

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Marchesi di Gresy:
Alberto di Grésy was born in Milan on June 1, 1952, where he completed his studies and graduated from the Bocconi University with a Doctorate in Business Administration. Growing up with a passion for the land and the wine, he spent many weekends and most of his summer vacations at Villa Giulia. This 19th century hunting lodge, built by his grandfather, Carlo, is located on the hill called Mont... Read more
Alberto di Grésy was born in Milan on June 1, 1952, where he completed his studies and graduated from the Bocconi University with a Doctorate in Business Administration. Growing up with a passion for the land and the wine, he spent many weekends and most of his summer vacations at Villa Giulia. This 19th century hunting lodge, built by his grandfather, Carlo, is located on the hill called Monte Aribaldo in the heart of the Piedmont region. He supervised the agricultural operations of the family estates and concluded early on that he didn't want to limit himself to selling the grapes from his vineyards to the finest wine producers in the area as was the tradition in the Langhe. In 1973 Alberto di Grésy began vinifying his own wine: his objective was to produce wine with the best available technology while respecting tradition, and to transfer as much as possible of the character and personality of the terrain vineyard site, and varietal into the bottle. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Marchesi di Gresy Barbera d'Asti

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,392
3.50 5
09/17/2013

Sandy soils lends brighter acidity, 7500 btls All barrique at first, 35% new, then a year in botte Sweet wood on the nose is quite pronounced with toasty spice followed by hints of a little fish sauce, a little gummy candy, a little sweet violet pastille, a little beef and some charry aromas. A bit unusual and tight but complex. Rich on entry this also shows a nice sweet/tart character in a rather red fruited way with bright juicy acids up front. Across the mid palate one finds milky oak and late arriving wood tannins lending a very slightly chewy quality to the backend, which shows more toast than fruit. In its style this is quite nice though if it wasn’t for the acidity this could be a new world Barbera. 88pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,392
4.40 5
09/17/2013

Four and a half glasses




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