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This is a charming little wine. I love the old school label. It's charming because it's light bodied but packs incredible structure and finesse. There's hints of sweet cherries, herbs and tobacco. I loved the grippy fresh finish!
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After having a few heavy-handed over the top wines lately, this is truly refreshing. Safe to say, I have never (knowingly) had freisa before. Light-medium bodied, fine red cherry fruit, firm tannin and nicely balanced acidity. Great complexity and length. As one would expect, a great food wine, but infinitely drinkable on its own. Drink now or should hold a few years. Really excellent. Tasted April 2015.
What an interesting wine. Freisa is very nebbiolo like in complex aromatics and pronounced tannin. This version has lifted floral, cherry, mocha, herbs and tea on the nose followed by a savoury palate featuring red fruit, tea, leather, tobacco on a medium body, framed by good acidity and strong tannic grip. There's a intriquing juxtaposition between the nebbiolo like strength of the bones and the finessed lightness of the flesh. Very good length. Pronounced alcohol heat holds back the score a point. Jan. 2015.
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The nose on this Piedmontese Freisa, yet another uncommon Italian grape deserving of much wider attention and recognition, is just do distinctively Italian, and so gorgeously complex, with light, sweet strawberry, tart raspberry and cherry, berry leaf, dried herbs, and dusty earth, more savoury than sweet but very nicely balanced. It's dusty and acidic on the palate, and quite dry, with the flavours not nearly as compelling as the aromas, and it lacks depth, but it's wonderfully food-friendly in that typically Italian way.