Burlotto Freisa 2011 (6 x 750mL), Langhe, Piedmont, Italy.

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Overview

Langhe DOC

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.

Region:
ITA - Piedmont
State:
Imported
Country:
Italy

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'.

Winemaking

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.

Vintage
2011
Region
ITA - Piedmont
Grape Style
Other Red Varietals
Closure Type
Cork closure

Winery Profile

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Azienda Vitivinicola Comm. G. B. Burlotto was founded in the latter part of the1800’s by Commenditore Giovan Battista Burlotto. In a time when most winesfrom the Langhe were still sold in bulk or in demijohns, Giovan Battiste wasawarded no less than 32 medals for his wines, medals which still adorn the façadeof the Burlotto cantina in Verduno. Perhaps most importantly, Giovan Battistarecognized the importance of site, and purchased vineyard in the most highlyconsidered slopes such as Monvigliero (Verduno) and Cannubi (Barolo). Todaythe estate remains the ownership of his granddaughter Marina Burlotto and herhusband Giuseppe Alessandria, and their son Fabio Alessandria (with degrees inviticulture and enology) runs the vineyards and winery. The Burlotto wines reflectthe traditions of Barolo and the terroir of Verduno, which has always given greatbalance, elegance and drinkability. Wines which can be consumed young but whichwill evolve magnificently in bottle.

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