Casa Freschi was one of the first Italian wine style specialists in Australia for sommeliers to cut their teeth on back in the late 90's. Already a very experienced winemaker, it was David Freschi's vintage in Puglia in 1994 that provided the final inspiration for Casa Freschi. Drawing initially from a vineyard in Langhorne Creek planted in 1972 by his father, David produced the Profondo and La Signora red wines from Cabernet, Shiraz and Malbec; Nebbiolo has since been added. In 2003 he and wife Tanya purchased an old high altitude orchard and market garden on Mt Lofty in the Adelaide Hills and established high density plantings of Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Riesling and Gewürztraminer for a premium white wine range. Both vineyards are farmed with organic philosophies and practices. All wines are made with minimal interference to allow the vineyards and regions to express themselves clearly. The whites are some of the most textural, aromatic and pure wines of the Adelaide Hills and the reds show the warmth and generosity of Langhorne with more than a nod to Southern Italy.
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
Profondo "equivalent to a first or second growth Bordeaux" Robert Parker Jnr
Altezza Chardonnay "the best of the best chardonnay" James Halliday Wine Companion 2013
La Signora "one of the best nebbiolos on the market" James Halliday
La Signorina White Blend "takes the riesling story to another dimension" James Halliday
Ragazzi Nebbiolo "this wine is simply delicious" Tony Harper
Ragazzi Pinot Grigio "one of the finest pinot grigios around" Jane Faulkner