This wine is compact and ruby-red still wine with a nose of prunes and spices together with roasted oak. It is moderately tannic. We, as a contradiction to most Freisa wines, mature the wine for up to one year in steel-tanks followed by 12-18 months in 225-liter French oak barrels (barriques). After few years of additional maturing in its bottle it will develop a harmonious taste of berry and oak.
Oak matured Langhe Freisa DOC is a full-bodied powerful wine and a perfect match for red meats, games and aged cheeses.
The wine is best served at around 18°C. It can be drunk young, but two to four years of further maturing in its bottle will for sure develop the wine further. Pour the wine into a decanter preferable using a funnel before serving. The wine can be stored for more than 10 years.
The Freisa grape has been cultivated for many years in Piedmont. It is still not very well known outside of Italy, but this is now changing as its distribution outside Italy has increased in recent years. It is used to make red wines of various styles, from sweet and still to dry and sparkling.
- Grape variety: 100% Freisa
- Viticulture area: 5500 m2 south exposed vineyard in Frazione Valdivilla, Santo Stefano Belbo
- Soil: Marly calcareous
- Vineyard altitude: 300 m above sea level
- Pruning: Guyot
- Harvest & vinification: Freisa is usually harvested at the end of September or at the beginning of October. Hereafter it is matured up to eighteen months in stainless steel-tanks followed by another twelve to eighteen months in barriques before being bottled.