||Luna Maggio Freisa
Cascina Gilli lies in the Basso Monferrato, between Castelnuovo Don Bosco and Albugnano, on a spine of hilltops composed of limestone-rich clay soils lovingly called terra bianca. Cascina Gilli comprises a historic villa built in 18th century and 14 surrounding hectares. Much labor has gone into recovering grape varieties native to these hills, most notably freisa, of which they bottle four different versions. "Luna di Maggio" is their traditional lightly sparkling version (frizzante or vivace), made so with by a second fermentation started by the addition of a small amount of sweet wine. Put a slight chill on it and pair with meats and cheeses or PIZZA.