“Kyè" Freisa Langhe DOC 2016

    G.D. Vajra | Piedmont
    Az. Agr. G.D. Vajra | Via delle Viole, 25 | 12060 Barolo

    "Kyè" Freisa Langhe DOC 2016

    Vajra has not only recognized the potential of the Freisa grape with Kyè, but has redefined it. The freshness of the grape variety is somewhat reminiscent of Barbera and has a similar structure to the Nebbiolo grape. An explosive wine with dark fruits, violets, minerals, menthol and spices. Incredibly beautiful and multidimensional, the fruit remains primary and the tannins are firm. Elegance all along the line and yet all Freisa, but without the ancient rusticity of this indigenous variety. SUPERIORE.DE

    "I have a thing for the Freisa grape and am very excited to be in front of this sample. The 2016 Langhe Freisa Kyè is named after a colloquial phasing of the question "who is it?" (or "chi è?" in Italian), underlining some of the mystery and allure surrounding this native grape. Freisa is a local favorite, but it is relatively unknown outside of Piedmont. This expression from the fine team at G.D. Vajra opens to a nicely saturated color with dark ruby or garnet highlights. The bouquet offers black cherry, dark fruit and accents of spice or white pepper. Primary fruit is the protagonist and so is that pretty freshness. Fruit comes from vineyards planted closest to the winery at the lower part of Bricco delle Viole. The wine is fermented in stainless steel (to lock in those fresh berry aromas) and is aged in large Slavonian oak casks for 26 months." Robert Parker

    "The 2016 Langhe Freisa Kyé is a gorgeous wine, but it is going to need at least a few years in bottle to be at its very best. Scorched earth, smoke, tobacco, grilled herbs and black pepper give the Kyé its distinctive brooding personality. As always, the Kyé is a powerful, deep wine, but, as in recent years, the style is a bit more restrained than the more explosive wines in the past. The Kyé emerges from a parcel in the Vajra family's Bricco delle Viole home vineyard." Vinous

    30,90 €

    05373116 · 0,75 l · 41,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping11 units available

    Product Details
    • Grape Variety: 100% Freisa
    • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
    • Total Extract: 29,55 g/l
    • Strong / spicy / earthy
    • Tannin-containing and/or acid-stressed
    Fits to:
    • Cheese well matured
    • Light Meat
    • Dark Poultry
    • Mild wild Dishes
    stored air-conditioned
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