Freisinger

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Freisinger Vernatsch embodies the fruity and jovial side of this variety whose roots reach deep into the history of Alto Adige. An honest interpretation of a versatile wine to pair with typical recipes of Alpine cuisine.

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Great character, salty in the background, cool style, good finish. Classy.

Wein-Plus, January 2017

VINTAGE

MONTHS OF MATURATION

YEARS OF AGING POTENTIAL

APPELATION

Alto Adige DOC

VINTAGE

2020

Vintage Description

A dry winter and an initially cold month of March were followed by above-average temperatures in spring, favouring early bud break and premature flowering. From mid-May to early June the weather was mostly rainy and wet. During the following ripening stage rainfall was evenly distributed and only a few hot days made for short periods of drought. Throughout the summer the nights were refreshingly cool. Harvest began in early September and until mid-October it was repeatedly interrupted by single days of rain, luckily followed by longer periods of sun. The white wines are crispy and fresh and have an intense olfactory appeal. Finesse and elegance characterise the red wines, which already hint at a great aging potential.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • grapes: Schiava
  • yield: 70 hl/hectare
  • altitude: 300 – 400 m
  • slope exposure: Southeast 70%, East 30%
  • harvest: end of September – beginning of October
  • soil: calciferous gravel with loam on porphyry bedrock
  • age of vines: 20- 80 years
  • climate: strong interplay between sunny days influenced by the Mediterranean climate and cool nights marked by cold downslope winds
  • bottles produced: ca.10,000 and 150 magnums

Winemaking

The grapes are harvested into small bins and after destemming left to ferment in steel tanks at controlled temperature. Malolactic fermentation takes place partly in oak casks and partly in small steel tanks.

MATURATION
Freisinger matures partly in small steel tanks and partly in oak casks for approx. 6 months. After bottling the wine ages at least for another two months before it is released onto the market.

Tasting notes

ruby

fresh and fruity with pleasant berry aromas

fresh fruit with a delicate touch of bitter almonds, light and low in tannins, smooth, elegant, well-balanced

serving temperature

12-14° C

residual sugar

1.5 g/l

total acidity

4.7 g/l

ABV

12.5 % vol

aging potential

4 – 8 years

bottle sizes

0.75 l / 1.50 l

MOST RECENT AWARDS
Riconoscimento Annata Punteggio
WEIN-PLUS 2012 85 punti
LUCA MARONI 2012 86 punti
GAMBERO ROSSO 2017 Due Bicchieri
FALSTAFF 2012 88 punti
LUCA MARONI 2014 88 punti

Selection

Classics