December 10, 2014

Casa Freschi Nebbiolo 2012

This is now the flagship of the Casa Freschi range. It’s made from the best 15% of nebbiolo grown on the estate. Wild yeast fermented, macerated for 28 days, matured in seasoned French oak, bottled unfined and iunfiltered.

It’s an elegant wine of quiet insistence. It’s light in colour, carries flavour of aniseed, red cherry, dust and dried herbs, and saves its best for the finish, as nebbiolo is so adept at doing. There’s a tarry, nutty character here too, and tips of mint. Tannin lingers beautifully. You kind of need to slow down and listen closely to appreciate this wine, but it has good things to say. 93pts Campbell Mattinson, Winefront