G.D. Vajra, 2018 Barbera Freisa


Producer


Vintage

2018

Region

Italy

Appellation

Piemonte

Cuvée

Barbera Freisa

Varietal

Barbera, Freisa

Farming

Non-Certified Organically Grown Grapes

Vinification

Indigenous yeast fermented, Large format barrel aged, Malolactic

Soil Type

Clay, Marlstone, Sandstone

Note

Limited

50% Barbera 50% Freisa
Freisa is an ancient grape varietal that has never been cloned. In other words, the grapes are exactly as they were in centuries past, which is not what we can say about other varietals. A distant relative of Nebbiolo, it shares the same crisp acidity and tannic structure. Aldo Vaira planted his first massal selection vines of Freisa in the 1970s and is considered one of the saviors of the varietal.