The hills around Turin form an extremely beautiful landscape, with gentle slopes, ancient villages, castles and farms. The whole of this area is where the grapes are grown for the Freisa of Chieri. This is a well-known, classic wine, with a ruby-red colour, but not too deep, and an aroma including raspberry and violets. It tastes dry or medium-sweet and is cool and pleasant and comes in the following varieties: Freisa Dry, Freisa Superior (1 year ageing) and Freisa Medium-Sweet. The Freisa is a vine that is indigenous to Piedmont and has been grown here since the XVIIIth century.
The Freisa of Chieri comes from grapes grown in vineyards exclusively, 100% Freisa and exclusively from land in the municipalities of: Chieri, Pecetto Torinese, Pino Torinese, Pavarolo, Baldissero Torinese, Montaldo Torinese, Mombello Torinese, Andezeno, Arignano, Moriondo Torinese, Marzentino and Riva presso Chieri.
The D.O.C. label has been authorised since 1973. It goes well with the local dish of “fritto misto”, mixed fried food and its well-balanced, dry taste is ideal with first courses and roasts.
You are welcome to visit the website of the Consortium for the Protection and Appreciation of the D.O.C. wines Freisa of Chieri and the Turin Hills: