Villa Gresti is born from a selection of the Estate’s best Merlot grapes. Blend of Merlot 90%, Carmenère 10%.
AGE OF VINES
From 10 to 20 years.
YEILD PER HECTARE
From 50 to 60 quintals/hectare (2.25 to 2.67 tons/acre).
The grapes are picked when perfectly ripe towards the end of September.
Grapes are hand-selected on a conveyor belt, then destemmed and soft-crushed, with minimal use of sulphur dioxide. The juice ferments and macerates on the skins for a long period of time, during which the cap is punched down daily. The must is cold-clarified by allowing the lees to settle.
After fermentation in cement tanks, the wine begins to mature in small 225-litre barrels, where it will stay for 12 to 14 months..
For at least 12 months before released onto the market.
Intense ruby red, it has a broad, pervasive nose with lingering notes of tobacco and intriguing hints of vanilla and cocoa powder. The palate finds a perfect balance of softness and acidity with the sweet, elegantly assertive and velvet smooth tannins that are the hallmark of this variety.
An ideal partner for red meat dishes, poultry, roasts, braised or stewed meats, game and mature cheeses.
10 years or more.
Available in Magnum and 75cl.
|VINTAGE||GAMBERO ROSSO||BIBENDA A.I.S.||VERONELLI||L’ESPRESSO||DIWINE TASTE||WINE SPECTATOR||THE WINE ADVOCATE||INTERNATIONAL
|WINE ENTHUSIAST||2010||Due Bicchieri Rossi||4 Grappoli||90/100||17/20|
|2009||Due Bicchieri Rossi||5 Grappoli||91/100||17,5/20|
|2008||Due Bicchieri Rossi||4 Grappoli||91/100||17,5/20|
|2007||Due Bicchieri||4 Grappoli||91/100||17/20|
|2006||Due Bicchieri||4 Grappoli||92/100||18/20||5 diamanti|
|2005||Due Bicchieri||4 Grappoli||92/100||16,5/20||5 diamanti||92|
|2004||Due Bicchieri||4 Grappoli||90/10||16/20||5 diamanti||88||88|
|2003||Tre Bicchieri||4 Grappoli||5 diamanti||88|
|2001||Due Bicchieri||4 Grappoli||89/100|
|2000||Due Bicchieri||4 Grappoli||89/100||87|
[Burton Anderson Best Italian Wines 2000]
[Revue du vin de France, fevrier 2003]
[James Suckling, Wine Spectator, December 2001 ]
[Guida Duemila Vini AIS Italiana 2006]
[Markus del Monego MW Master of Wine & World Champion Sommelier 2007]
[Spirito di Vino, maggio 2008]
[Richard Grosche, Weinwelt 2009]
[Nicolas Belfrage, World of Fine Wines 2009]
[Guida del Gambero Rosso 2012]
[Guida de l’Espresso 2012]
[Monica Larner for the Robert Parker The Wine Advocate December 2014]
[Jancis Robinson August 2012]