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La Selva di Moirano Monferrato Freisa

8.88 ratings
9.21 pro ratings
Monferrato, Piedmont, Italy
Freisa
Venison, Chicken, Game, Cream Sauces, Stew, Ribs, Polenta, Cheese Sauces
Top Notes For
Matt Lasater

Not a lot of experience with 100% Freisa with age, this was killer. The wild and rustic tannins have shown some integration, yet their grainy appeal is still there. Crushed strawberries and fruit leather mixed up with alpine amaro herbs, sweet and bitingly bitter at the same time. Earthy. Crushed our pizza dinner at Cotogna

Not a lot of experience with 100% Freisa with age, this was killer. The wild and rustic tannins have shown some integration, yet their grainy appeal is still there. Crushed strawberries and fruit leather mixed up with alpine amaro herbs, sweet and bitingly bitter at the same time. Earthy. Crushed our pizza dinner at Cotogna

1 person found it helpfulSep 11th, 2019
Brett Rogosin

Tightly wound and closed shut. Tannins take full control. Not much showing except violet. Not a lot more time. Patient time.

Tightly wound and closed shut. Tannins take full control. Not much showing except violet. Not a lot more time. Patient time.

Aug 17th, 2020
Chris Shultz

Starts out reticent, and without fruit. Lots of leather, earth, tar and some fruit leather. The fruit grows and becomes like a plum coulis, maybe strawberry balsamic jam, but never becomes really fruity. The nose is sweet, but the palate is not. Mint and baking spice come out on the nose. Tannins need to be mentioned here, they are there in every sip. Really long and "rustic" tannins. This needs to be drunk with food. By the time it opened up, my food was gone. Really powerful nose, purple flowers are coming on, violets and even lillies. Good acids. Dark purple color, darker than most examples of its relative Nebbiolo.

Starts out reticent, and without fruit. Lots of leather, earth, tar and some fruit leather. The fruit grows and becomes like a plum coulis, maybe strawberry balsamic jam, but never becomes really fruity. The nose is sweet, but the palate is not. Mint and baking spice come out on the nose. Tannins need to be mentioned here, they are there in every sip. Really long and "rustic" tannins. This needs to be drunk with food. By the time it opened up, my food was gone. Really powerful nose, purple flowers are coming on, violets and even lillies. Good acids. Dark purple color, darker than most examples of its relative Nebbiolo.

May 20th, 2020
Carrie Bowden

30 minutes in and the dark and dried fruit opened, mixing well with the soft tannins. First time having a 14yo Freisa, and will definitely buy more.

30 minutes in and the dark and dried fruit opened, mixing well with the soft tannins. First time having a 14yo Freisa, and will definitely buy more.

Apr 4th, 2020
J. Kim
9.3

Leather/tar dominant rather than cool menthol/balsamic spectrum. Only missing component is the tannins that envelop and propagate in the mouth.

Leather/tar dominant rather than cool menthol/balsamic spectrum. Only missing component is the tannins that envelop and propagate in the mouth.

Feb 19th, 2020
Claire Eliza

Tart punch to the face. This freisa has an unfortunate character arc, from ouch, to hey this might not be that bad, to no thank you

Tart punch to the face. This freisa has an unfortunate character arc, from ouch, to hey this might not be that bad, to no thank you

Nov 23rd, 2015
Ove Rekstad

Ove had this 2 years ago

Ove had this 2 years ago

Jul 2nd, 2019
R Chambers

R had this 5 years ago

R had this 5 years ago

Dec 19th, 2015