$ 100.00 AUD
G.D. Vajra is a producer of sublime hand-crafted, artisan wines of the very highest level in Piedmont, Italy.It is being run by Giuseppe, Isidoro and Francesca Vaira, lovingly overseen by father Aldo and mother Milena. It was Aldo that founded G.D. Vajra, kicking off with a counter-cultural twist by returning to his ancestors’ land in the early ‘70s, when all else were deserting the countryside in droves. That spirit of tradition with an adaptive streak characterises this far-sighted outfit. Indeed, Aldo’s decision to embrace the rogue ‘j’ on the label – a print error that happens to hark back to the pre-1920s spelling of the family name – says a lot about the clan’s capacity to roll with it and nimbly fuse its roots with the future. Over the years they’ve acquired coveted holdings in their home commune of Barolo as well as Novello, Sinio and Serralunga.The Barolo Albe might just be the best value Barolo you can find!
Region - Piedmont
Type - Red
Year - 2018
Winery - Barolo & Barbaresco
Grape - Nebbiolo
Volume - Standard - 750ml
Immediately delicious and approachable with aromas of violets, mint, red berries, cherry, wild plum, amaretto and leather. In the mouth it's juicy and generous with lovely ripe red fruits, firm fleshy tannins and bright acidity, held within a confident frame of structure. It's a great representation of the 2018 vintage.
Captivating and Complex, Dry and Textured, Elegant and Fine, For the Cellar, Juicy and Fruity, Something Special, Totally Smashable
Cherries, Plum, Red Berries
Florals, Herbals, Minerality, Nuttiness, Spices, Tannins
Often referred to as the king of red grapes, Nebbiolo is responsible for some of the greatest wines in the world. The regions of Barbaresco and Barolo, in Piedmont, Italy, create the most revered expressions of the variety and have set the benchmarks for the world over. Nebbiolo is quite light in colour, dry and delicate but packs a punch in aroma and flavour with notes of rose, tar, cherry, red berries, blood orange, licorice, leather, terracotta and earthy herbals. These wines have high acidity and high tannins, making them extremely age worthy that deepen in complexity over decades. Simply stunning wines!