Tasting notes: Bright, fresh and varietally expressive. Lemon peel, sage, mint and orchard fruit are nicely woven together. Aging in steel keeps the flavors bright, while aging on the lees adds lovely textural depth. A fine example of old-world Sauvignon Blanc.
Producer: Marchesi di Grésy is made up of four estates situated in the Langhe and the Monferrato zones and is recognized for producing many of the Piedmont region’s greatest wines. In the late 1960s, Alberto di Grésy began supervising the family’s agricultural operations, concluding early on that he did not want to continue selling his grapes to the area’s finest wine producers but instead to capture their elegance in-house. In 1973 he began making his own wine, adhering to the highest quality standards and respect for terroir. To minimize the environmental impact on the surrounding hills, the cellar has been built entirely underground. This way, they were able to reduce soil consumption, while taking advantage of the natural insulation and hygroscopicity of the ground, in order to have the ideal conditions for wine aging with no need for energy.
Vineyard and Winemaking: Made up entirely of Sauvignon Blanc, the vineyards are located among the communes of Barbaresco below and in front of Martinenga, and Treiso. The fruit comes from three different parcels with three different exposures, south, north, and west. Once collected the fruit is destemmed and pressed followed by a cold settling of the must at a low temperature. The wine is fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel, before being left on selected lees for four to six months. The wine is briefly aged in bottle before release.
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