High in acidity and tannin; can be bitter. Aromas & flavors: Strawberry, sour red cherry, sandalwood, earth. Best DOP: Freisa d’Asti. Best biotype: Freisa di Chieri. Close relation of Nebbiolo.

In a nutshell

Alternative Names and Subvarieties: None

Best Known For: Blending ingredient and occasional varietal in Piemonte

Where Grown: Almost exclusively in Piemonte (98%)

Vineyard Area: 1,041 ha (2,572 acres)

Denominations that use this grape variety

Majority Component in One or More Wines of:

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