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Accornero Freisa


The Accornero estate was founded in 1897 but entered the modern winemaking age with current owner Ermanno Accornero’s father Giulio, who started making wine in the mid-1950s. It stands right in the middle of the Basso Monferrato region delimited by the the Po River (north), Tanaro River (south), and the towns of Alessandria (east) and Asti (West). The Monferrato landscape is predominantly hilly. Its soils date back to the Tertiary period, when they emerged from the sea that occupied the “Pianura Padana” (the Po Valley). The soils are made up of sandstone and limestone marl layers of the Miocene era. These are the so-called “Terre Bianche” (white soils) where fossil shells can easily be found. The Ca ‘Cima estate is located in the municipality of Vignale Monferrato, and spreads over 25 hectare of organically farmed vineyards. Accornero is known for growing the indigenous Piedmontese varietals such as Malvasia di Casorzo for the white, Barbera, Freisa and Grignolino for the reds.

Freisa is the closest relative to Nebbiolo. It is widely cultivated throughout Piedmont, being prevalent in nearly all red blends from the region. Although often made sweet and fizzy, Accornero produces a dry, still, complex and elegant version, which demonstrates the ageworthly quality of the varietal. Hand harvested. Vinified in stainless steel tank with indigenous yeasts. Aged in tanks for 12 months. No oak.

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