Project Description

The history of Barbaresco: Marchesi di Grésy

The Estate Cisa Asinari of the Marchesi di Grésy is part of the Piedmontese wine history and its roots go back to the end of the 18th century even though there is evidence of a first acquisition in 1650 of some portions land near Treiso.
The actual estates extend to four distinct communes, surrounding the original one in the splendid vineyard amphitheater of Martinenga, in the heart of the Barbaresco appellation.
It was Alberto di Grésy, in 1973, who founded the Marchesi di Grésy winery to produce his own wine starting from the grapes of the Cisa Asinari estate, already owned by the family and which were previously sold to other local producers. The love for this land led him to move permanently to Martinenga in order to be able to concentrate his efforts and his passion in this splendid corner of Barbaresco.

The vineyard extension is today about 45 hectares of vineyards distributed in the different estates of the Langhe and Monferrato.
Sustainability is a trademark of the Marchesi di Grésy estate, with a particular focus on both energy saving and reduction on the environment. For this reason, the barrel cellar has been built completely underground in order to gain a reduction in soil consumption and ideal conditions of isolation to obtain the optimal conditions for refining.

A guided tour of the historic cellar ends with a wine tasting of some of the most famous bottles of the winery, including the famous “Martinenga” and “Camp Gros”, some of the best crus from Barbaresco and recognized as some of the best red wines in the world by the main international experts. Included in the wine tasting you will also find some unique white wines, made with international varieties such as Sauvignon or Chardonnay, which in this region find a unique soil composition and a rather particular micro-climate to express their potential.