TN: 2010 Marchesi Di Gresy Monferrato - Merlot from Piedmonte

2010 Marchesi Di Gresy Monferrato: wonderful discovery for me; first 100% Merlot from Barbaresco I’ve encountered;
mid-weight, smooth and easy drinking; clean with incredible purity of fruit; complex with cherries, chocolate, smoke, ash, etc;
13.5% etoh; great QPR at $18.99


It’s not actually from Barbaresco. It’s a Monferrato – specifically, from the village of Cassine at the southern end of the appellation – an hour’s drive east over the hills from Barbaresco, according to Google maps.

Here’s the winery’s page on the wine.

That price sounds good for a wine that’s aged in French barriques. Those usually ensure a higher price!

Thanks very much for the information John.

I took the salesperson’s word for it that it was from Barbaresco; I appreciate you checking this out.

He should have known that Monferrato is its own appellation!