Freisa

Hailing from Italy’s Piedmont region, this vigorous red variety is used as a named varietal and is vinified into both dry and sweet red wines, and to varying degrees of fizziness. Freisa’s aromas suggest salty raspberry and rose petal fragrances, while its palate mingles both bitter qualities with its essential sweetness. At this point, there is little Freisa planted in North America. In California, it has been used by the likes of Bonny Doon to make a thirst quenching low alcohol wine, and it also makes a more limited appearance in the Southern Oregon vineyards of the Abacela Winery.

In a dry and bitter world, you offer much needed comic relief. Your personality is sparkling, and you have a few clever tricks up your sleeve. Those who assume you are merely a simply sweet clown should beware. That salty spray coming from your lapel might turn their smile into a frown. – Description from Appellation America (view original content)

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  • USA

    "American Wine" has existed since the first Europeans brought their vinous heritage and tradition...

  • Italy

    Wine in Italy is as much an integral part of everyday culture as love, family, cuisine and usin...

  • Monterey

      Monterey is an AVA within the Monterey County region, in the Central Coast of California. ...

  • Langhe Doc

      Langhe, which is the plural for the Italian word for “hills” (langa), is a subregion of Pi...

  • Langhe

      Langhe, which is the plural for the Italian word for “hills” (langa), is a subregion of Pi...

  • Veneto

    The Veneto, located in the north-east of Italy, is a region that contributes a significant perc...

  • Castiglione Falletto

      Castiglione Falletto is one of the most important communes within Barolo in Piedmont, Ital...

  • Piemonte

  • Piedmont

      The name in Italian means “foot of the mountain,” given its location at the foot of the Al...

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  • Good story D.  Charbono is still around - both Pride and Turley make it. ... ... stuff like Dolcetto, Freisa, Lagrein, Teroldego and so many other Read More

    Forum post in the topic Are you down with Dolcetto?


  • Thought this was an interesting mailer I'd share with you all. Already forwarded the e-mail to Fox as he is one of the few champions of Dolcetto that I know. This would also fit in well with the "weekday wines" thread. Fox and I agreeing it's a good week day pasta night wine, or even a 1st wine in a flight of Northern Italian Reds. To all Best W... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Are you down with Dolcetto?


  • Well done Fox, though you should really get on this 2012 Burlotto Langhe ... ... ... I'll be trying the Freisa and Pelaverga next. Better yet, maybe you could see them in Italy...I hear Bartolo Mascarello is good about taking reservations as well.What are your plans so fa Read More

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  • G.d. Vajra Langhe Freisa Kyè 2003

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    Wine review by mberzell


  • "Wilde Farm is one of the most exciting new projects I have tasted in the last few years...Readers who can find these wines should not hesitate as they are terrific."Wilde Farm Donnelly Creek Pinot Noir - 94 pointsWilde Farm Brosseau Chardonnay - 93 PointsWilde Farm Bedrock Heritage - 93 Pointshttp://vinousmedia.com/articles/the-undiscovered-cal... Read More

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  • Freisa del Monferrato" I Sommelieri " DOC Tosti 2008

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    Wine review by bucodiculo


  • This is always one of the most difficult things I have to do each year. Sit ... ... $20   Langhe Freisa $24  Verduno Pelaverga $20  Roasto Elatis $20   Dives sauvignon Blanc    Of course this is not Value Winery of the Year we’re talking about, it’s plain old Winery of the Year and for that you have to produce wines of quality and distinction... Read More

    From the article Winery of the Year 2013


  • Langhe Freisa Burlotto 2008

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    The spicy nose is a sea of tea, tobacco, sweet wood, pink peppercorn, briary sandlewood and dark berry fruit. Dense on the palate with drying tannin and a chewy, woodsy feel. The tannins are really spiky in the mouth and punctuate the clay soil toned mid-palate which is full of spicy, burnt raisin, and slightly cocoa tones. The finish shows some... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Langhe Freisa Burlotto 2010

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    Dark, liquory fruit on the nose is full of forest floor and lightly pepper ... ... ... challenging version of Freisa than Ive had in a long. 91p Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • I've had  a love/hate relationship with Dolcetto for years now. People ... ... Neither as tannic as Freisa for example, nor as acidic as Barbera, today's Dolcetto fits its role as the everyman's, and every meal's wine.For the most part these wines work best with savory foods that are neither too fatty nor too acidic. Salumi are a classic partn... Read More

    From the article Current Release Dolcetto


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