(January 21, 2016; Napa, Calif.)—Alberto di Grésy, owner and winemaker for iconic Barbaresco producer Tenute Cisa Asinari dei Marchesi di Grésy, is thrilled to announce that the winery’s newly-released 2010 Barbaresco Camp Gros Martinenga DOCG (SRP $106) is a “Riserva” bottling. Only produced in exceptional vintages, Barbaresco Camp Gros Martinenga is vinified using a special selection of grapes coming from a small, south-facing section of the estate Martinenga vineyard. The wine becomes a “Riserva” Barbaresco after a five year aging process. The 2010 Barbaresco Camp Gros Martinenga DOCG is the first “Riserva” bottling in the Tenute Cisa Asinari dei Marchesi di Grésy portfolio.
“Adding ‘Riserva’ to the label is recognition of the unique character that the Martinenga vineyard imparts on our wines,” says Alberto di Grésy. “2010 was an exceptional vintage, characterized by finesse and great harmony. We believe that this new wine will further emphasize the quality of wine that comes from our home vineyard.”
Acquired by the di Grésy family in 1797, Martinenga is one of Piedmont’s finest vineyards and the only monopole in the region. With its southern exposure, amphitheater shape, blue marl soil and elevations from 689 to 946 feet, Martinenga possesses ideal Nebbiolo growing conditions.
Tenute Cisa Asinari dei Marchesi di Grésy wines are imported exclusively by Dalla Terra Winery Direct®.
About Tenute Cisa Asinari dei Marchesi di Grésy
Founded by Alberto di Grésy in 1973, Tenute Cisa Asinari dei Marchesi di Grésy is made up of four estates situated in the Langhe and Monferrato zones and is recognized for producing many of the greatest wines in the Piedmont region. The Martinenga estate in the Langhe near Alba grows primarily Nebbiolo grapes for the production of Barbaresco as well as Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. Nearby in the Commune of Treiso d’Alba is the Monte Aribaldo estate where Dolcetto d’Alba is grown along with Chardonnay and Sauvignon. In Monferrato, in the Commune of Cassine, the La Serra estate produces Moscato d’Asti, Barbera d’Asti and Merlot and the Monte Colombo estate produces Barbera d’Asti and Merlot.
About Dalla Terra Winery Direct®
The Dalla Terra Winery Direct® roster reads like a who’s who of some of the most esteemed family-owned wineries in Italy. Each producer has played a major role in the significant strides Italy has made over the last twenty years in improving the quality of its wines. Dalla Terra Winery Direct® is changing the nature of the wine importing and distribution business. The company’s unique business model skips the national importer level in the three-tier distribution system, allowing U.S. distributors to buy directly from the producer. Dalla Terra’s business model offers a more efficient, economical and consumer-friendly way of shipping, distributing and marketing wine, eliminating on average 20 to 25% in markups on each bottle. While Dalla Terra’s services are sought after by winemakers all over Italy because of the company’s economically competitive edge, producers are also attracted by the company’s commitment to highlighting individuality by choosing to work with only a few top producers from each wine-growing region in Italy. Founder Brian Larky considers each of the producers he works with part of a roundtable on innovation and quality, at which each producer has a voice. In 2009, Wine Enthusiast nominated Dalla Terra for Importer of the Year for its annual Wine Star Awards. On January 24, 2011, Larky was inducted into the Italian Trade Commission’s Wines of Italy Hall of Fame at the opening reception for Vino 2011 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, NY. This marks the highest level of distinction presented by the Italian government to wine industry leaders. For more information on Dalla Terra and the wineries they work with, go to www.dallaterra.com or call 707.259.5405.