Burlotto Langhe Freisa 2020 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
Burlotto Langhe Freisa 2020 750ml
SKU: 06663

Burlotto Langhe Freisa 2020


750ml
$29.99

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Category Red Wine
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Region Italy, Piedmont, Langhe
Brand Burlotto

During his 77 years as a winemaker (1850-1927), G.B. Burlotto’s accomplishments were rivaled only by those of Biondi-Santi and Vega Sicilia. G.B. achieved superstardom in a world dominated by French wines, with his authentic Piemontese reds wines grown in northern Italy. Today, Burlotto has emerged as one of Piemonte’s great small producers, thanks to the brilliant and highly traditional winemaking of G.B.’s great-great-grandson, Fabio Alessandria.

G.B. Burlotto pioneered selling Barolo in bottle (not cask or demijohn), pre-dating even Giacomo Conterno’s Barolo Monfortino. As the official supplier to the Royal House of Savoy—which once ruled Piemonte—he not only achieved personal fame, he made his village of Verduno as renowned as Serralunga or La Morra. G.B.’s death in 1927 not only took away Burlotto’s driving force, it also deprived Verduno of its greatest champion. And so both faded into obscurity in the decades that followed. But now, with G.B.’s great-great-grandson Fabio Alessandria as winemaker, Burlotto’s star is again rising, reclaiming its position as one of Piedmont’s great small producers.

Our winery owns a single plot of land cultivated to Freisa which is located in the municipality of Roddi. The calcareous soil, with a balanced presence of clay, silt and sand, is geologically attributable to the laminated fossil Marls of Sant’Agata. The altitude is 270 meters while the exposure is full south. Guyot system of vines.

The harvest is carried out by hand, in order to preserve the integrity of the fruit and to allow for, when necessary, a selection of the grapes which are then transported to the cellar in 20 kg boxes. The bunches are de-stemmed and the must moved by gravity into open French oak vats or open stainless steel tanks where alcoholic fermentation takes place. During the maceration, delicate pumping over and punching down are carried out daily. Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks followed by aging in large French oak barrels. Bottling is usually carried out in the period between the end of August and the beginning of September of the year following the harvest.

Freisa is believed to have originated from Piemonte, and plantings date back to the 18th century. Traditionally it was produced as a light sparkling wine, but today you’ll find both sparkling and still Freisa. Similar to Nebbiolo, Freisa has both tannins and acidity. Typical aromas are raspberry, strawberry and violets. The Burlotto Langhe Freisa is very fruity and fresh. It’s powerful, but elegant with soft tannins and medium acidity. A very balanced wine with a long finish. A refreshing breath of red fruit sunshine in a glass.



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