Valle dei Salici

Langhe DOC Freisa

Origin

In the village of Barbaresco, the Cars Menzione Geografica Aggiuntiva, or MGA (indicating a registered vineyard), more specifically in the Valle dei Salici, or “Valley of the Willows.”

Vinification

The grapes are carefully destemmed in order to preserve the whole berres as much as possible. They then spend 10-15 days in contact with the skins with regular pumpover to ensure good acidity and color extraction. Malolactic fermentation occurs spontaenously in stainless-steel tanks.

Ageing

Malolatic fermentation complete, the wine ages one year in stainless-steel tanks.

Bottling

Bottling takes place in spring following a year of ageing in the cellar.. The bottles are stored horizontally at 16-18 C°.

Storage

This wine is suited to medium aging given its close relationship to Nebbiolo: thanks to new research, it has been revealed that Nebbiolo is the parent to Freisa and as such feature similar tannic structures. It is recommended to store the bottles at regulated temperature and humidity (16-18 C° and 60%) away from bright light.

Harvest

Harvest normally takes place just before the Barbera is picked, typically the 4th week of September

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