Freisa is a red wine grape varietal grown in the Piedmont wine region of north-west Italy. Recent DNA profiling has revealed Freisa as being a parent to the renowned Nebbiolo grape. The bouquet is aromatic and fragrant with notes of strawberry, spices, black cherry, and violets. Bold and lush on the palate, it is an aromatic, deeply colored, tannic wine.
Amen to harvest. In mid-December, the cycle starts all over again with pruning of the vines which lasts until the middle of March. I have had a chance to observe and taste some of the new wines and it looks like 2019 will be an exceptional year.