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MARTINENGA HIDDEN JEWEL
Barbaresco's Hidden Jewel
Marchesi di Gresy & the Martinenga Cru
An Epic Tasting at Acquerello,
San Francisco, Wednesday night, January 25, 2012
Many insiders consider Martinenga to be Barbaresco's most perfect terroir.
Particularly revered are its two flanks--Camp Gros and Gaiun--which easily rival their immediate neighbors, Rabaja and Asili, respectively.
The cover story in next week's newsletter will make the case for the greatness of Martinenga, Camp Gros and Gaiun, as well as the vineyard's sole owner, the Marchesi di Gresy. And, to back it up, we will offer for purchase 14 great and rare di Gresy wines made between 1982 and 2005.
But due to overwhelming scarcity, some important pieces of the puzzle are missing from the offer. Several of those pieces will be among the wines tasted at Acquerello on January 25th, as we fully explore the vineyard's noble history.
Here is the planned line-up of 17 wines:*
Produttori di Barbaresco Martinenga Riserva 1967
Ceretto Barbaresco Martinenga 1971
Marchesi di Gresy Barbaresco Martinenga 1978 & 1988
Marchesi di Gresy Barbaresco Martinenga Maggiore 1989
M. di Gresy Barbaresco Camp Gros 1982 1985 1986 1989 1996 2005
M. di Gresy Barbaresco Gaiun 1982 1985 1986 1989 1996 2005
We have hosted countless dinners featuring rare Barolos and Barbarescos, but this promises to be one of the most intriguing.
The wines will be accompanied by a four-course menu created for us by Acquerello's acclaimed chef, Suzette Gresham-Tognetti.
Seating is extremely limited. The cost per person (including meal, wine, and gratuity) is just $325 + tax. For reservations, call The Rare Wine Co. at (800) 999-4342. Payment in full by credit card required to secure.
The Date: Wednesday night, January 25th, 6:30 pm
The Venue: Acquerello
1722 Sacramento Street