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G.D. Vajra

G.D. Vajra Freisa/Barbera 2018


Country: Italy

Region: Piedmonte

Type: Red Wine

Grape: Freisa/Barbera 

Freisa is an ancient grape varietal that has never been cloned. A distant relative of Nebbiolo, it shares the same bright acidity and tannic structure. 55% Barbera and 45% Freisa were co-fermented for 18 days, and then racked in a stainless-steel vat until the end of the spontaneous malolactic conversion. Aged in neutral barrels for eight months before bottling. 

Flavors of black fruits, baked-earth and hints of tar and charred meat. The palate is medium-bodied with fleshy fruit and firm but ripe tannins. Finishes with a pleasing, slightly amaro-like note.