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GD Vajra Barolo Albe

$42.00

2 in stock

Vintage: 2018
Region: Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
Viticulture: Organic
Grape varieties: 100% Nebbiolo

GD Vajra Barolo Albe is an immediately enjoyable and extremely food-friendly Nebbiolo. Albe is GD Vajra’s most classic Barolo in the sense that it is a blend of multiple sites: Coste di Vergne, La Volta, and Fossati are all within the township of Barolo and sit at high altitudes. This really is the top of the category in that sense. With straightforward winemaking (fermentation is in steel and aging in large Slavonian oak casks), the wine offers bold cherry, wild plum, and plenty of fragrant blue flower and violet. This vintage has the added benefit of softly textured richness.

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Additional information

NATTINESS

Not Natty

FRUIT

Black Cherry, Red Cherry, Red Plum

BODY

Full-bodied

ACIDITY

Bright (Medium-High)

OAK

Neutral Oak

TANNIN

Medium

ALCOHOL

14-15%

SWEETNESS

Dry

SERVING TEMP

Room Temperature (63°–67°)

SULFUR

Sulfur Added (more than 50mg/L)

VEGAN

Unknown

IMPORTER

Vajra USA

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About GD Vajra Barolo Albe

GD Vajra Barolo Albe is an immediately enjoyable and extremely food-friendly Nebbiolo. Albe is GD Vajra’s most classic Barolo in the sense that it is a blend of multiple sites: Coste di Vergne, La Volta, and Fossati are all within the township of Barolo and sit at high altitudes. This really is the top of the category in that sense. With straightforward winemaking (fermentation is in steel and aging in large Slavonian oak casks), the wine offers bold cherry, wild plum, and plenty of fragrant blue flower and violet. This vintage has the added benefit of softly textured richness.

About GD Vajra

The Vajra family has farmed Bricco delle Viole, the highest cru in Comune di Barolo, since the 1880s. At the young age of fifteen, Aldo Vajra embraced the dream to revive his family legacy. Displaying a vision and commitment belying his young age he took over the estate in 1968, turning a new page. Aldo soon acquired the first organic certification of the region (1971), created private biotype selections (selezioni massali) of Nebbiolo and Dolcetto, pioneered the renaissance of Freisa, a noble yet forgotten local grape (1980), and the cultivation of Rhine Riesling in Piemonte (1985). ­

Today, the family has 40 Ha under vine. The estate is steeped in tradition. Barolos are macerated for 20 to 30 days depending on the vintage. Wines are typically matured in large neutral Slavonian casks. The holdings in Bricco delle Viole are the prized vineyards of the estate, planted in 1949 by Aldo’s grandfather. It’s a very fresh terroir with open exposure and breezy conditions. Holdings in Barolo commune are: Fossati, Coste de Vergne and La Volta. Recently acquired vineyards in the commune of Sino (just outside Barolo DOCG, next to Serralunga) make a gorgeous Langhe Nebbiolo.

High-elevation vineyards are a unique factor in Vajra wines, allowing them to express finesse and remarkable complexity over simple power. Attention to detail and humility toward nature, uncompromised efforts, and humanity, are the ideals of the Vajra family: Aldo and Milena, now joined by their children Giuseppe, Francesca, and Isidoro, and by an amazing team of young professionals. G.D. Vajra is an independent winery, entirely family-owned.