BARBERA D’ASTI MONTE COLOMBO, Marchesi di Gresy 2007


Product Description

Deep ruby in colour with lush, prominent aromas of red berry and cherry fruit, hints of blackberry conserve and liquorice, enveloped in sweet toasty vanilla oak. The palate is generous and rich, showing concentrated but soft black fruits and smoky spicy, chocolatey notes. The richness of fruit and spicy oak is carefully balanced by the high acidity of the Barbera grape

Marchesi di Gresy (or Tenute Cisa Asinari dei Marchesi di Gresy to give them their full name) have long been recognised as one of Piemonte’s top producers. The winery has been in the family of owner Alberto di Gresy for centuries. The company owns 35 hectares of vineyards on 4 different estates, most notably the famous Martinenga vineyard where 11 hectares are dedicated to growing Nebbiolo grapes for the production of their flagship Barbaresco – Martinenga Camp Gros and Martinenga Gaiun. With its blue marl soil and near ideal southerly exposure, this is considered to be one of the outstanding ‘crus’ of Barbaresco.