G.D. Vajra

Kyè Langhe Freisa

9.216 ratings
9.33 pro ratings
Langhe, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Freisa
Venison, Chicken, Game, Cream Sauces, Stew, Ribs, Polenta, Cheese Sauces
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9.5

The 2013 Langhe Freisa Kyè is remarkably polished and, dare I say, elegant, in this vintage. The bombastic style of some years past has been supplanted by a much more silky, perfumed expression of Freisa. Bright, nuanced and finely sculpted, the Kyè offers extraordinary finesse. Lavender, rose petal, sweet red cherry and mint are laced into the exquisite finish. What a gorgeous wine this is. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Feb 2017)

The 2013 Langhe Freisa Kyè is remarkably polished and, dare I say, elegant, in this vintage. The bombastic style of some years past has been supplanted by a much more silky, perfumed expression of Freisa. Bright, nuanced and finely sculpted, the Kyè offers extraordinary finesse. Lavender, rose petal, sweet red cherry and mint are laced into the exquisite finish. What a gorgeous wine this is. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Feb 2017)

1 person found it helpfulOct 30th, 2017
Joe Gillies

Unusual grape variety but very good. Similar to a nebbiolo.

Pnp. Black cherry and roses on the nose. On the palate, figs, balsamic, and rose petals.

Unusual grape variety but very good. Similar to a nebbiolo.

Pnp. Black cherry and roses on the nose. On the palate, figs, balsamic, and rose petals.

1 person found it helpfulOct 28th, 2017
Jennifer DiDomizio

I ❤️ Freisa and this is one of the best.

I ❤️ Freisa and this is one of the best.

1 person found it helpfulSep 30th, 2017
Kyle Zeman

Cherries, potpourri, terra cotta

Cherries, potpourri, terra cotta

1 person found it helpfulSep 17th, 2017
Jeff Miller

My wife wanted to buy me an interesting wine as a Valentine’s Day gift and chose the 2013 G.D. Vajra Kye Freisa. I’ve tasted a lot of the Piedmontese grape varietals, but never Freisa until tonight.

After a decent decant, the Kye, being a dark ruby color, was a deep, rich wine with notes of roasted strawberry, wild blueberry, black plum skin, rolled tobacco, white pepper, blood orange, dried herbs and hot asphalt. The wine initially seemed a little wild, earthy and gamey, but that blew off after a bit. Structurally, the Kye was medium plus body, medium plus tannin, high acid, and had a fairly long finish. Delicious wine that paired well with a fire roasted tomato bolognese with rotini.

My wife wanted to buy me an interesting wine as a Valentine’s Day gift and chose the 2013 G.D. Vajra Kye Freisa. I’ve tasted a lot of the Piedmontese grape varietals, but never Freisa until tonight.

After a decent decant, the Kye, being a dark ruby color, was a deep, rich wine with notes of roasted strawberry, wild blueberry, black plum skin, rolled tobacco, white pepper, blood orange, dried herbs and hot asphalt. The wine initially seemed a little wild, earthy and gamey, but that blew off after a bit. Structurally, the Kye was medium plus body, medium plus tannin, high acid, and had a fairly long finish. Delicious wine that paired well with a fire roasted tomato bolognese with rotini.

Apr 4th, 2021
Eric L.

Nice. Strawberries and black pepper with a juicy mid-palate. Lots of fruit, but just a bit rustic.

Nice. Strawberries and black pepper with a juicy mid-palate. Lots of fruit, but just a bit rustic.

Oct 11th, 2018
Robert Rothfield

Fun vibrant with prominent red fruit....good call by Antonio!

Fun vibrant with prominent red fruit....good call by Antonio!

Dec 6th, 2017
Mark Duong

2013

2013

Aug 19th, 2017
Eileen Hallmark

Eileen had this 4 years ago

Eileen had this 4 years ago

Sep 9th, 2017
Gökmen Ersoy

Gökmen had this 3 years ago

Gökmen had this 3 years ago

Jul 20th, 2018