GD Vajra Pinot Nero Langhe
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Region: Piedmont, Italy
Grape varieties: 100% Pinot Nero (Pinot Noir)
GD Vajra Pinot Nero Langhe is aromatic and delicate, with perfumed notes of rose petals and ripe strawberries given a touch of spice by the oak aging. On the palate, it is structured and elegant, with a savory-spiced red fruit character and a long, perfumed finish. The Pinot Noir grapes for this wine are grown on Bricco di Vergne, the highest vineyard on the hill which rises through the village of Barolo therefore unsuitable for Nebbiolo.
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Red Berries, Strawberry
Neutral Oak, New Oak
Cool Red and Orange (58°–62°)
Low Sulfur (less than 50mg/L)
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ABOUT THE PRODUCER
About GD Vajra Pinot Nero Langhe
GD Vajra Pinot Nero Langhe is aromatic and delicate, with perfumed notes of rose petals and ripe strawberries given a touch of spice by the oak aging. On the palate, it is structured and elegant, with a savory-spiced red fruit character and a long, perfumed finish. The Pinot Noir grapes for this wine are grown on Bricco di Vergne, the highest vineyard on the hill which rises through the village of Barolo therefore unsuitable for Nebbiolo. Vajra has created this Piemontese tribute to one of his favorite grape varieties, Pinot Noir, which he feels is a point of reference for many producers and lovers of Nebbiolo. The vineyard was planted in 1999, covers 1.2 hectares at an altitude of 497m above sea level on sandy marine soils, with ancient fossilized deposits. The vineyard faces south and is planted at a density of 4,800 vines per hectare with natural turfing between the rows. The vines are mixed guyot trained.
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.