The Martinenga Barbaresco, without a doubt, is our most important wine. It is a wine which carries an elegance that comes from its vineyards.
On the nose, it offers sensations of sweet tobacco, leather and spice. It is fresh and jammy, rich in structure with good backbone and great harmony.
Martinenga is a Barbaresco of great race and breeding.
A fine wine with meat, poultry, and aged cheeses.
Position of the vineyards:
Situated in the Commune of Barbaresco at Martinenga, south facing exposure at 280 m a.s.l., Martinenga Barbaresco takes its name from the vineyard.
Vinification on skins: 8/10 days fermentation with floating cap followed by 5/10 days fermentation with submerged cap. Daily pumping over. Malolactic fermentation is carried out in full at a controlled temperature after the alcoholic one.
To be drunk with:
An ideal wine to be drunk with red and white meats reachly seasoned or with mature cheeses.
Colour: garnet red, brilliant, with light orange hues
Bouquet: intense and harmonious, reminiscent of violet, wild wood berries, strawberries and sour black cherry jam with a pleasant balsamic note of cloves
Taste: full, harmonius, with good complexity and persistent aftertaste
Technical data for the 2009 vintage:
Alcohol: 14% alc./vol.
Total acidity: 5,55 g/l in tartaric acid
Residual sugar: dry
Ageing: in French barriques of 225 liters for few months, then in Slavonian oak casks of 25hl for 12 months followed by a maturation in bottle for 12 months
Type of bottle: ancient green bordolese
Estimated life: 20/25 years
From : Marchesi Di Gresy
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