Estate: An iconic Barolo estate, GD Vajra was founded in 1972 by Giuseppe Domenico Vajra with the vineyards his family cultivated since the 1920’s. The estate is located in Vergne, the highest village of Barolo in northwest Italy and consist of 40 hectares of vines, 10 of which are dedicated to Nebbiolo. Today, the estate is run by Giuseppe’s son Aldo and his wife Milena, along with their children, the next generation of Vajra winemakers. Aldo Vajra is renowned as “the most modern of the traditionalists and the most traditional of the modernists”. His wines are famed for their intensity, purity of flavour and elegance.
Winemaking: The high-altitude vineyards [up to 400 metres] are farmed organically. Grapes are from the younger Nebbiolo vines. Aged for a short time in stainless steel, followed by time in the bottle before release.
Tasting Notes: Transparent ruby red in colour. Very aromatic with raspberry, rose, cherry, thyme and rosemary. Fresh acidity and black tea tannins frame cherry, raspberry, strawberry, candied rose petal and flinty minerals. Fruit and spice span the lengthy finish. Friendly, with an elegant edge, each silky sip will disappear rather swiftly.
Enjoy with a slight chill, 14-16C [57-61F]
Pairing Suggestions from the Winemaker: Intended to be enjoyed during the warmer months, with cold cuts, aperitifs, light fried foods and BBQ.
Estate Bottled by Azienda Agricola G.D. Vajra