Giacomo Borgogno & Figli

Langhe Freisa

8.978 ratings
8.918 pro ratings
Langhe, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Freisa
Venison, Chicken, Game, Cream Sauces, Stew, Ribs, Polenta, Cheese Sauces
Top Notes For
Ryan Wofford

Solid Freisa, classical yet approachable. A great #pinotlover replacement

Solid Freisa, classical yet approachable. A great #pinotlover replacement

Jul 19th, 2018
Sean Genn

Unmistakably Piedmont. Almost like a cross between Barbera and Nebbiolo. Bright strawberry and raspberry fruit on the nose and palate but with similar body and tannin structure to Nebbiolo. Great for the price.

Unmistakably Piedmont. Almost like a cross between Barbera and Nebbiolo. Bright strawberry and raspberry fruit on the nose and palate but with similar body and tannin structure to Nebbiolo. Great for the price.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 19th, 2017
Nniccolò Contenta

Freisa is the shit because of its ability to be offensive upon immediate evaluation but with time and patience it will open up and seduce you somehow someway. While sharing similar nebbiolo characteristics it is opposite in approachability and not nearly as obvious in its appeal. Robert Parker once described it as producing totally repugnant wines and that all the more confirms my point of view. #saltyraspberries #friesa

Freisa is the shit because of its ability to be offensive upon immediate evaluation but with time and patience it will open up and seduce you somehow someway. While sharing similar nebbiolo characteristics it is opposite in approachability and not nearly as obvious in its appeal. Robert Parker once described it as producing totally repugnant wines and that all the more confirms my point of view. #saltyraspberries #friesa

1 person found it helpfulMay 22nd, 2016
Brent Clayton

Beautiful bright strawberry fruit great tannins for meat nice stuff!

Beautiful bright strawberry fruit great tannins for meat nice stuff!

Aug 30th, 2016
Rubychick

All herbal and savoury, a lovely introduction to a new variety

All herbal and savoury, a lovely introduction to a new variety

Jun 16th, 2016
Michael Centanni

Med ruby with pinkish edge. Med+ viscosity. Red berries cherry med. intensity. Med body tannins are a lovely med. soft with med acid med alcohol. Very nicely balanced Friesa

Med ruby with pinkish edge. Med+ viscosity. Red berries cherry med. intensity. Med body tannins are a lovely med. soft with med acid med alcohol. Very nicely balanced Friesa

Feb 25th, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

8.7

Strawberry, cherry, violet floral nose. Enters as all mid red fruits, dry semi sweet, with perfume violet florals and mid level tannins

Strawberry, cherry, violet floral nose. Enters as all mid red fruits, dry semi sweet, with perfume violet florals and mid level tannins

May 6th, 2015
Oliver Monti-Masel

A solid red, a bit of tanin, not too big.

A solid red, a bit of tanin, not too big.

Sep 8th, 2021
Anthony Kluska

At first I thought it was just okay but as it opened up it developed into something brooding. With charcoal dry tannins minerality and dried leaves.

At first I thought it was just okay but as it opened up it developed into something brooding. With charcoal dry tannins minerality and dried leaves.

Aug 22nd, 2021