The Burlotto Langhe Freisa is sourced from a .50 ha vineyard located in Roddi, situated at 380 m.a.s.l. with southern exposure. The soils are a combination of calcareous limestone tending to clay. The vines are pruned guyot, at an average of 4,500 vines per hectare. The vineyards under production are on average 10 years of age. The average yields are 60 quintals (1 quintal = 100 kg) depending on the vintage. The grapes are hand-harvested during the first half of October.
- ITA - Piedmont
Winery Tasting Notes
Freisa — is a light red grape variety indigenous to the Piemonte region of north west Italy.
Freisa musts can be quite high in both acidity and tannins even if, like Nebbiolo, it is relatively light coloured for the region, although its wines are coarser in terms of the tannins and flavours.
Freisa's decisively purple colour and aromas of raspberries and violets tend to find favour much more readily than its flavours, which, with their combination of the bitter and the sweet, seem to arouse widely divergent reactions: from Hugh johnson's 'immensely appetizing' to Robert parker's 'totally repugnant wine'.
Vinification involves a maceration-fermentation of about 7 days in large vats of French oak, with pumping over, remixing and re-submerging the wine on a daily basis. Temperature control is used in circumstances of excessive variations (should not exceed 27 – 28 degrees Celsius. The malolactic fermentation occurs in stainless steel tank, prior to transfer to Slavonian and Allier oak casks of 35-50 hectolitres for 12 months. The Burlotto Freisa Langhe is rested in the cellars for some months prior to release.