Paitin 2018 Langhe Freisa 'Bonina'
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Freisa is Noble Grape's favourite variety from Piedmont that's not Nebbiolo. These two are varieties that are related sharing many similar characteristics. Many Freisas are light, sometimes with a little prickle of CO2 and are for easy and early drinking. Not this one. This version from the Pasquero-Elia family of Paitin is from a vineyard of 40 year old vines grown in the sandy, marly slopes of Barbaresco. Although pale in colour, like its relative Nebbiolo, it has a reasonable amount of body, but it's the beautiful fragrance that sets this apart. Dark fruits mingled with summer berries, scents of the forest, with high-toned, mineral top notes, this is a thing of beauty.