August 8, 2017

Casa Freschi

5 star winery  James Halliday Wine Companion 2018

Ragazzi Pinot Grigio 2016
“Hand-picked from a dry-grown vineyard at 580m, eight parcels whole-bunch pressed and separately fermented in French oak, aged on lees for 8 months, 10% undergoing mlf. Wines such as this are game changers: I have to concede that pinot gris is a high quality variety when given respect. Its power is explosive, the palate long and intense, citrus and pear entwined with sparkling acidity.” 95pts Drink to 2021, Special value

La Signora 2014
“70% nebbiolo, 15% each of shiraz and malbec, 22 individual parcels separately open-fermented with wild yeast, macerated for 3-4 weeks, matured for 18 months in used French oak. The bouquet is fragrant, spcy cherry/sour cherry expanding in the best way on a long medium-bodied palate. It’s interesting how nebbiolo dominates flavours, the other two varieties contributing more weight.” 95pts, Drink to 2030

Nebbiolo 2014
“21 plantings (10 clones) are destemmed and separately open-fermented with wild yeast, hand-plunged and macerated 2-3 weeks,matured in French oak puncheons for 18 months. Reflects the long experience of Casa Freschi with nebbiolo. Clear, light scarlet, it is super refined, with dusky red cherry/berry on the bouquet and finely structured palate alike. The balance, line and length are all good.” 94pts, Drink to 2029