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Langhe Freisa 2018

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Per Bottle: $29.03
Per case of 12: $348.36
Producer: 499 Vino
Vintage: 2018
Production Area: Camo, Piedmont
Type: Red Wine
Alcohol: 14%

‘499’ was founded in 2012 by two talented winemaking professionals; Mario Andrion (winemaker  at Castello di Verduno) and Gabriele Saffirio (formerly of Brovia). Located on the picturesque cliffs of Camo, at the top of the Langhe, the estate is planted to 14 acres solely dedicated to Moscato and Freisa.  The winery takes its name from the elevation of the vineyards, situated at 499m above sea level.  The cool climate here allows for the slower ripening of grapes; yielding wines with naturally elevated acidity.  ‘499’ employs minimal intervention practices in both the vineyard and the winery, which shows in the glass as they produce wines that are refined and full of character and vibrancy.


Fresia is a grape variety indigenous to the Piedmont region, considered to have originated in the hills between Asti and Turin. It is Nebbiolo’s closest relative, and can boast the same assertive acidity and tannins but also offers accessibility in its youth along with the ability to age beautifully.  This high altitude expression of Freisa is grown on steep soles rooted in limestone- rich soils.  The wine is fermented in stainless steel and spends time in neutral oak to soften tannins and increase complexity.

Taste: A great representation Freisa; bone-dry, elevated acid, firm and finely integrated tannins. The fruit is red-fruit driven, tart, and pure; showing red cherry, red currant, cranberry with underlying blackberry and black cherry. There is a red rose petal florality present in the wine with an underlying note of crushed cinnamon hearts and black pepper. There is a savoury earth quality to this wine, showing notes of dried mushroom and black tea leaf.
Cellaring Potential: Drink now or age for 10+ years
Food Matching: Pairs well with salumi, grilled red meat or poultry, and vegetable-based dishes (especially containing mushrooms).

Langhe Freisa 2018

Langhe Freisa 2018