Tenuta Olim Bauda 'Secco' Freisa d'Asti Italy, 2015Regular price $32.00
This light to medium bodied, tannic, and long-lived grape from Asti is one of Piedmont’s most important and oldest grape varieties. The first time we tried a Freisa (they are extremely hard to find), it was a "wow" moment. Of course, we should let it be known that we are big fans of Nebbiolo (check out our Deep Dive) so it makes a lot of sense. A genetic analysis has confirmed that it has a direct relationship with Nebbiolo, the grape that eclipsed it in popularity and fame after World War II. For extra fun, get a bottle of Nebbiolo and compare.
A more traditional version (such as this wine) renders a light but rich wine, with aromas of rose petals, dark red fruit, and earth and a wide range of earthy tones balanced by dark red and black fruit on the palate.