G.D. Vajra

Langhe Freisa

9.023 ratings
9.25 pro ratings
Langhe, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Freisa
Venison, Chicken, Game, Cream Sauces, Stew, Ribs, Polenta, Cheese Sauces
Top Notes For
Ely Cohn

Kye is like the value option to GD Vajra Barolo. Freisa and Nebbiolo are cousins, but I’d argue distant cousins. This is chunkier, with equal power but darker - less the bright red fruit.

It’s complex with dark cherries and dried strawberries.

Kye is like the value option to GD Vajra Barolo. Freisa and Nebbiolo are cousins, but I’d argue distant cousins. This is chunkier, with equal power but darker - less the bright red fruit.

It’s complex with dark cherries and dried strawberries.

Dec 18th, 2019
Ely Cohn

Freisa is like Nebbiolo without the visual lightness and clarity. Lots of red fruit and big tannins. Aromas of blackberries, cherries, mint, sage, and tobacco. Has a softness that folds nicely into puckery tannins. Mineral earthy metallic elegant finish. Terrific Piedmontese alternative to Nebbiolo.

Freisa is like Nebbiolo without the visual lightness and clarity. Lots of red fruit and big tannins. Aromas of blackberries, cherries, mint, sage, and tobacco. Has a softness that folds nicely into puckery tannins. Mineral earthy metallic elegant finish. Terrific Piedmontese alternative to Nebbiolo.

Jun 24th, 2018
Warren Grossman

Young and fruit forward, expressive. Can hold as well

Young and fruit forward, expressive. Can hold as well

Dec 6th, 2017
Russ W
9.0

Freisa from GD Vajra showing incredibly well for what would normally be considered a farmers breakfast wine. Bravo.

Freisa from GD Vajra showing incredibly well for what would normally be considered a farmers breakfast wine. Bravo.

Nov 14th, 2017
Noah Raizman

Had the opportunity to taste this, the 2013, and the 2012 a day apart. 2012 has a more evocative and Nebbiolo-like nose but an intensely tannic bite and overall less dense fruit. The 2013 by comparison is positively elegant and refined by comparison, though the fruit is more on the cherry syrup side. I consider a wine to be a "95" if it is absolutely outstanding and in the top 7-10% of wines I've ever tried, and I have been lucky to have tried a number of good wines. I like this wine. No way it's anywhere close to a 95 for me.

Had the opportunity to taste this, the 2013, and the 2012 a day apart. 2012 has a more evocative and Nebbiolo-like nose but an intensely tannic bite and overall less dense fruit. The 2013 by comparison is positively elegant and refined by comparison, though the fruit is more on the cherry syrup side. I consider a wine to be a "95" if it is absolutely outstanding and in the top 7-10% of wines I've ever tried, and I have been lucky to have tried a number of good wines. I like this wine. No way it's anywhere close to a 95 for me.

Oct 19th, 2017
Sergio Licea

Strawberry, rhubarb, rosemary, dried oregano, mint, bay leaf, dried rose, black cardamom, orange peel. Rounded acidity, mild wide velvet tannins, medium-full body, silky texture, herbal-smoky-slightly bitter finish. Complex aromatics lend themselves perfectly to grilled red meats/sausages. Opened up after 45 minutes, texture blossomed on day 2.

Strawberry, rhubarb, rosemary, dried oregano, mint, bay leaf, dried rose, black cardamom, orange peel. Rounded acidity, mild wide velvet tannins, medium-full body, silky texture, herbal-smoky-slightly bitter finish. Complex aromatics lend themselves perfectly to grilled red meats/sausages. Opened up after 45 minutes, texture blossomed on day 2.

Jun 20th, 2017
Michael Mendes

Very unique. Dark assertive fruit with solid acid and soft tannins. Drank well over 2 days.

Very unique. Dark assertive fruit with solid acid and soft tannins. Drank well over 2 days.

May 9th, 2017
Rocio Alicia Gonzalez

Rocio had this 2 years ago

Rocio had this 2 years ago

Jun 14th, 2018
Luke Magnini

Luke had this 2 years ago

Luke had this 2 years ago

Dec 16th, 2017
Craig Haarmeyer

Craig had this 2 years ago

Craig had this 2 years ago

Nov 25th, 2017