Favaro. Freisa 'F2'
Nothing wrong with the 2017 at all, the new vintage is on the way and this is a chance for you to grab a bargain.
Beautifully elegant dark fruit, remarkable extraction from this thin-skinned variety. Unforced and confident, with spice and earthy porcini flavours making the most tasteful of appearances. 13.5%.
Freisa is a versatile, strong-charactered native grape variety of Piemonte; producers use it to make everything from frothy, sweet reds to seriously tannic monsters.
The vineyard, 'Vigna Riva Molini', is just 1/5th of a hectare, south facing at an altitude of 380m, morainic soils with a high proportion of stones. The vines are Guyot trained and grapes are picked by hand.
Half of the Freisa is fermented conventionally, the other half utilises a whole grape technique. The two wines are then put together and aged in steel. Production: 750 bottles.
It is a true study on the variety by a winemaker who loves and believes in the grape. Camillo has kept the essential character of Freisa whilst achieving some degree of control and taming its more raucous characteristics.