Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Langhe Freisa 2014 Wine Review
Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Langhe Freisa 2014
Piedmont D.O.C., Italy
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Bottle size: 750 ml
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|Greg Hughes rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
Freisa was once a widely planted favourite in its home of Piedmont. Back in the mid nineteenth century, it was prized for its hardiness against disease. How important is it? It's one of Nebiollo's parent grapes. In more modern times, it has become a scarcity - only made in a few D.O.C. zones. Most notably in Langhe, wjere Borgogno continues to source this intriguing wine.
The colour is almost flourescent ruby red. Extremely bright.
This wine was aged in stainless steel to preserve the primary fruit character and aromatics. That means no oak on this. The aromas,as such, are wonderfully fresh: wild strawberry, mojito mint, rooibos tea, leather, fresh basil, and cherry.
It has a lot of acidity and a medium body tipping over to the lighter side of things. It's pretty concentrated, however.
More cherry and strawberry to the palate. Lots of green herbs (more mint), and a sanguinary note (Freisa is often described as having notes of game or blood).
The first historical mention of Freisa was in the sixteenth century, when farmers registered their loads of fresearum for sale. The name is assumed to come from the French term for strawberry (fraise).
This is an excellent and delicious example of Freisa. Pair it with lamb or fowl, alongside some duck-fat veggies.
|Freisa is a red wine grape variety from the north-eastern Italian region of Piedmont. It is responsible for two quite different types of wine. Wine from the Gi Freisa Piccolo clone is usually fermented to dryness and is completely still, has good body, violet and raspberry fruit flavours, good tannin and acidity and is capable of ageing for up to 10 years. Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Langhe (2014) is made from this grape. This wine is a must-have for wine geeks and enthusiastic neophytes alike. Pair with game meats. - Community Wine Reviews|
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