G.D.Vajra Dolcetto d’Alba is a vibrant deep purple colour. The nose opens with notes of black cherry, blueberry, violet, liquorice and fresh thyme. The palate is bursting with blueberries and fresh plums, with a refreshing acidity that makes it a great accompaniment to food. It has a very refined tannic texture with a touch of menthol. The finish is elegant with a lovely almond note.
|Style||Dry, Red, Medium Bodied, Spice, Black Fruit, Floral, Herbaceous, Food Friendly|
|Dietary||Vegetarian, Vegan, Sustainable, Practising Organic|
About the Producer
G.D. Vajra is based in Barolo in Piemonte, North West Italy and produces incredibly well defined wines of great character which you notice immediately for their delectable aromas. This incredible style and perfume can be attributed to the situation and Organic agriculture of the vineyards. Aldo Vajra had a pioneering influence on the region introducing organic techniques in Barolo in the 1970s. From 2019 vintage his wines are now certified Organic.
G.D. Vajra was established in 1972 and named after Aldo’s father, Giuseppe Domenico. Aldo has been gradually increasing the area under vine to 60 hectares, of which 10 are Nebbiolo for Barolo, located in such outstanding sites as Bricco delle Viole, Ravera, Fossati, La Volta, Coste di Vergne and Coste di Rose. A traditionalist, Aldo adheres to old-style winemaking methods, such as long ageing in barrel for his Barolo, but combines this with new techniques, such as a judicious use of oak, to produce superbly elegant wines.
This elegance, aligned with a vibrancy and depth derived from exemplary viticulture, gives wines of wonderful varietal character. His Barbera, scented, balanced and lively, is a classic, while his Dolcetto shows all the desirable characteristics – with none of the negatives – of this difficult variety. His Langhe Nebbiolo is a classically defined example of this variety that is unusually drinkable at such an early stage. The Barolo ‘Albe’ offers superb value and is ideal for early drinking. The rising star is the Barolo from Ravera. It is dark and brooding but displays the hallmark elegance of a G.D. Vajra wine. The single-vineyard Barolo ‘Coste di Rose’ is planted on soils with a higher proportion of sandstone, this east-facing site just outside Barolo expresses greatly defined aromatics, lifted by a fresh but balanced structure and fine tannins.
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