Tasting Notes

What a pretty wine. The Tenute Cisa Asinari dei Marchesi di Gresy 2016 Barbaresco Gaiun Martinenga reveals some of that candied cherry, blue violet and medical herb that we saw in the other releases from the historic Martinenga vineyard, but in the case of this vintage, all those aromas are presented with heightened intensity and clarity. The tannin is firm, but it serves to elevate and prop up that delicate palette of flavors and aromas. I'd give this wine a few extra years and a good decanting, and your patience will be amply rewarded. I am very taken by this beautiful expression. Monica Larner