In a Nutshell
Seductive, rich and enthralling - a brilliant northern Italian take on cool-climate Merlot.
Aromatic and spicy on the nose with forest fruits, ripe plum and damson. Sumptuous and concentrated on the palate - ripe plum and sour cherry give way to a fine, long, structured finish with ripe tannins.
The Merlot grapes come from di Grésy's Monte Colombo vineyards in the comune of Cassine, in the Asti zone. These were planted to use in a blended cuvée with Barbera, but Alberto was so impressed with the quality that he decided instead to produce this single varietal wine. Traditional vinification and maceration (14 day maceration) with regular pumpings over. Malolactic fermentation in tank. 12 months in used French barriques (Allier) followed by 24 months in Slavonian oak casks.
Tenute Cisa Asinari dei Marchesi di Gresy
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.