The Freisa d’Asti PDO is reserved for the following typologies of wine: Red and Spumante.
The production area of Freisa d’Asti PDO is within the entire territory of the Province of Asti, excluding the municipalities of Cellarengo d’Asti and Villanova d’Asti, in the Piedmont region.
Red (incl. Semi-Sparkling and Superiore), Spumante: 100% Freisa.
Description of product typologies
Freisa d’Asti PDO Rosso is garnet or pale cherry-red in colour, tending towards light orange with aging; delicate aromas of rose and raspberry prevail on the nose, evolving into mossy hints with aging; it is dry on the palate, with delicate tannins and eventual refining in wooden barrels completes and harmonises the flavour. It can also be a Semi-Sparkling wine and can display Superiore on the label when it has been aged up until November 1st of the year following that in which the grapes were produced.Freisa d’Asti PDO Spumante is garnet or pale cherry-red in colour, with fine and persistent foam; the nose displays evident fragrances of raspberry and rose; it is semi-sweet and fresh on the palate, with a pleasant raspberry undertone. Grapes destined for the production of Freisa d’Asti PDO wine must ensure a minimum natural alcohol level of 10,5% and 11,5% for Superiore wines.Freisa d’Asti PDO Spumante natural and natural Semi-Sparkling wines must be obtained from the secondary fermentation of the natural residual sugar in semi-sweet or sweet wines preserved according to oenological practices of re-filtration and/or refrigeration.