2011BurlottoFreisa2011 G.B. Burlotto, Langhe Freisa DOC, Piedmonte, Italy.
Freisa is really becoming a serious red wine, with some big press taking notice as well, it now places between Barbera and Nebbiolo and the 2011 vintage looks set to raise it’s presence even further. Burlotto is making some fantastic wines and this 2011 Freisa is stunning with great depth and vibrant flavors that highlight the grape’s charms to near perfection. The nose is brightly perfumed with spice, herbs and dried flowers along with hints of kirsch and a nice dark fruit component before a rich and racy palate of wild strawberries, plum and brambleberry fruits with truffle, anise seed, christmas cake and morello cherry. This is a super example of this grape and region done in a pure and natural style that allows the fruit to shine, but has lively acidity, earthy elements and pretty details.
($25 Est.) 93+ Points, grapelive

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