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: Vineyards are farmed organically and sustainably. Grapes are from high elevation, multiple estate vineyards with an average vine age of 25-30 years, in limestone , clay and marl soils. Fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel tanks with frequent pumping over, malolactic fermentation and aged in stainless steel tanks, bottled in the Spring during the waning moon.
Tasting Notes: Dark red-violet in colour, with aromas of blackberry, violet, black grape, trace of peppery spice. Blackberry, cherry, red currant, black pepper, violet and earth are flanked by firm tannins and mellow acidity. Cherry, black currant and licorice infuse the almond finish. Fruity and luscious.
Dolcetto d’Alba DOC
Estate Bottled by Azienda Agricola G.D. Vajra