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Freisa

Freisa is an ancient red grape variety grown in Piedmont, Italy. It is a highly aromatic and tannic variety that produces wines with intense colour, freshness and complexity.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

The Freisa grape has a light ruby-red colour with violet undertones. It has a very intense aroma of wild strawberries, raspberry, pepper and spices. On the palate, Freisa wines are medium-bodied, acidic and tannic. The typical taste profile includes notes of red fruits such as raspberry, cherry, blackberry and plum.

Fresh Freisa grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Freisa is mainly grown in the province of Piedmont, Italy, particularly in the areas of Asti and the Monferrato hills. It is also found in small quantities in Spain, France and the US. Freisa grapes are sensitive to humidity and wind, so they are usually grown on sheltered hillsides. The grape's thick skin and high tannin content makes it resistant to rot and disease. The vine has a medium-sized bunch, making it suitable for aging in oak barrels. In Piedmont, Freisa is used to make a variety of wines, including sparkling, still, rosé and sweet wines. The most popular style is the dry and tannic Freisa d'Asti, which is aged in barrels or stainless steel tanks. These wines have a deep ruby colour and intense aromas of red fruits and spices. Freisa wines pair well with a variety of dishes, particularly those with red sauces, game and mushrooms. They can also be enjoyed with aged cheeses, cured meats and roasted vegetables.

Foods to pair with Freisa:

Smoky
Cheese
Sausage
Pizza
Fun Fact about Freisa
The name Freisa is derived from the Latin word fresia, meaning strawberry.

Top Wines with Freisa

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G.D. Vajra Langhe Freisa Kyè

G.D. Vajra

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G.D. Vajra Langhe Freisa Kyè is a premium red wine produced by the renowned G.D. Vajra winery in the Langhe appellation of Piedmont, Italy. The wine is made from the Freisa grape variety, which is grown in the Kyè vineyard, known for its unique soil composition and favorable microclimate. The winemaking process involves traditional techniques, including fermentation in stainless steel tanks and aging in oak barrels. The resulting wine is characterized by its intense ruby color, complex aromas of red fruits and spices, and a full-bodied, velvety texture with a long finish. This wine is a perfect choice for those who appreciate the rich and elegant style of Piedmontese wines.
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Tenuta La Pergola Monferrato Rosso

Tenuta La Pergola

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The Monferrato Rosso is a premium red wine produced by the renowned Italian winery, Tenuta La Pergola. This wine is made from a blend of carefully selected grapes grown in the Monferrato appellation, known for its ideal vineyard features that produce high-quality wines. The winemaking process involves traditional techniques that ensure the wine's unique character and style. The resulting wine is a rich and complex blend of flavors and aromas, with notes of dark fruit, spices, and a hint of oak. This wine is perfect for those who appreciate a full-bodied and flavorful red wine that pairs well with hearty dishes.
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Scarpa La Selva di Moirano Monferrato Freisa Secco

Scarpa

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Scarpa La Selva di Moirano Monferrato Freisa Secco is a captivating wine that showcases the best of the Monferrato appellation in Italy. Produced by a renowned winery, this wine is crafted from grapes grown in the La Selva di Moirano vineyard, known for its unique features. The winemaking process involves careful selection and fermentation, resulting in a dry and refreshing style. With its vibrant flavors and aromas, this wine offers a delightful experience for wine enthusiasts. Its distinct character and the expression of the terroir make it a standout choice for those seeking a high-quality Italian wine.
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Vietti Freisa Vivace Langhe

Vietti

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This delightful Freisa Vivace Langhe from Vietti is a bright and vibrant red wine made from 100% Freisa grapes. The nose is full of intense aromas of red fruit, floral notes, and spice. On the palate, it has juicy flavors of blackberry and raspberry, with a lively acidity and a persistent finish. With its medium body and refreshing character, this is a great wine to enjoy with simple dishes or on its own.
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Comm. G.B. Burlotto Langhe Freisa

Comm. G.B. Burlotto

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Comm. G.B. Burlotto Langhe Freisa is a captivating wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. Hailing from the Langhe appellation, this wine is crafted from carefully selected grapes grown in unique vineyard sites. The winemaking process involves meticulous attention to detail, resulting in a wine that exudes elegance and finesse. With its vibrant character and expressive flavors, this wine embodies the essence of the Langhe region. Its style is characterized by a harmonious balance of fruitiness and acidity, making it a delightful choice for wine enthusiasts seeking a refined and memorable experience.
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