Freisa d’Asti DOC “Verbenia”
Freisa is a native Piedmont grape that in the past was grown very widely throughout Piedmont, but in Lombardy and in the Veneto as well. Today it is cultivated almost exclusively in a few areas of the Basso Monferrato. The must undergoes fermentation, at approximately 25°C, in stainless steel fermenters for about 10 days, a traditional practice for extracting from the skins as much colour and tannin as possible. A brief second fermentation follows, to enable the wine to highlight the extremely distinctive varietal qualities of the freisa grape.