Monferrato Fresia DOC
|Category:||Wine – Still – Red|
Grapes: Freisa 100
Area: Cella Monte, Monferrato, Piedmont
Soil tipe: Calcareous sedimentary soil
Vineyard position: east, 300 meters high
Training Methods: Guyot with 3500 vines/hectare
Production: 80 quintals/hectare of grapes and 6’000 bottles/year
ABOUT THE PRODUCER
Organic production since the year 2000, following the european roles.
They use only products from natural origins to protect the vines against
the majority of diseases. They fertilize with cow manure and they control
weeds mechanically. They never use chemical products.
The grapes are harvested by hand when they reach perfect maturity and
immediately brought into the cellar to be processed. Selection of the grapes is very important for them: they don’t want to have under ripe fruits, dried ones or mold.
Fermentation is with the skins for about 5 days, after that they get the most out of the tank keeping only the free running juice without pressing the skins. Freisa is a very tannic grape variety so with a medium skin contact they create a balance in the wine. Monfiorenza is aged in steel tanks and bottled after 7/8 month.
Ruby color with purple highlights, characteristic and intense perfume with red fruits notes. Dry with a good structure, slightly tannic.
They started to produce Monfiorenza as a fizzy wine because it was the traditional method of producing Freisa.
Freisa pairs well with fatty and tasty foods. You can serve it with meat dishes, beans, salami, sausage and barbecue. It should be served around 14-16 °C.
Mention in Slow Wine (Slow Food), Vini d’Italia (Gambero Rosso) and Vini Buoni d’Italia (Touring Club Italiano).
They export to United States in New York, North Carolina and Oregon; to Europe in Copenhagen, Brussels and Switzerland.