Friesa d'Asti Secco DOC Price € 18.20
"The Freisa d’Asti is one of the wines that made the history of Monferrato. Since the beginning of the sixteenth century it was considered “a grape of first quality” that managed to get a price even double the “common grapes” … It already presented all the characteristics to become a symbolic wine of this territory, nobility that research by the University of Turin confirmed with genetic analysis: a direct relationship between the Freisa and Nebbiolo vines. Age it in your cellars and if you like a roast lamb or a good seasoned Piedmontese cheese, you will enjoy a unique experience." Gianni Bertolino, Tenuta Olim Bauda
Sensory features: Ruby red tending to garnet. An exotic bouquet, displaying floral-infused strawberry, marine-inspired minerality, new leather and roses. On the palate, soft textures gave way to masses of inner violet floral tones, fresh strawberry, and savory minerality, as a mix of young fine tannin and brisk acids firmed up the experience going into the finish, leaving pretty inner florals. Different and very delicious.
Grape variety: Friesa
Vinification: Grapes are pressed the same evening of the harvest and put into vats for fermentation.
Aging: After the alcoholic fermentation, the wine is introduced in 25hl French oak barrels for aging for about 18 months. The wine completes its maturation with a bottle aging of about 12 months.
Best served: Meat, game and cheeses
Alcohol content: 13.5%