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Staff Pick

Freisa del Monferrato, Oreste Buzio - 2016

Item # 27715 750mL
$12.96/ Single Bottle
$155.52 $139.97/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Fresh and delightful, Freisa is ideal for all who love easy, fruity, lighter red wines. Bright strawberry and raspberry dominate the palate, confirming the jubilant berry aromas in the glass. A touch of dark spice roughens the texture a bit. Serve cool with rare meats, charcuterie, and sweet peppers with cheese. This wine has no oak contact and was vinified in stainless steel.


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Staff Pick Notes

Do you like exploring new wines, from varieties you've never heard of and producers that make small, inexpensive gems at an unbeatable price? Take a look at this one. Never heard of Freisa? It means strawberry in the local Piemontese dialect, and while it doesn't taste like strawberries, there is plenty of red fruit and earthy juiciness to please both Beaujolias and Old World Pinot Noir drinkers. Grab several for the holidays; this is a no-brainer with your holiday meal.

- EG

About the Producer

Piedmont, Italy Oreste Buzio is a small family estate that has been producing wines typical of Monferrato, Piedmont, since 1860. Located in Vignale Monferrato, a village centered within the rolling hills of Monferrato Casalese, this is a traditional estate with a clean, more delicate style. The focus is on grape varieties indigenous to the area, particularly Barbera, Grignolino and Freisa. The...

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Astor's Glossary of Terms

Piedmont

The most famous grape in Piedmont is the noble Nebbiolo, which makes the long-lived Barolo and Barbaresco. There are plenty of Nebbiolo-based wines that are quite enjoyable in their youth, however, often produced in smaller, lesser-known regions such as Ghemme or Gattinara. Several other Piedmontese grapes make striking and delicious wines: Pelaverga produces light-colored reds with distinctive...

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Freisa

The Freisa grape produces delicious red wines in a variety of styles - both still and sparkling, dry and sweet. In each of its many iterations, Freisa remains a very fruit-driven, juicy variety; the wines make excellent matches with light appetizers.