Langhe Nebbiolo 2020
Winemaker's notes: "Langhe Nebbiolo displays a bright ruby red color. Perfumes are vibrant, with a floral bouquet of rose petals, violets, and fresh berries, hints of dark fruit, lavender, and mint. Elegant and complex on the palate with layers of crunchy red fruits, orange peel, sweet spices with earthy and mineral undertones."
Barbera d'Alba DOC 2019
The 2019 Barbera D’Alba has a deep purple color. The nose is vibrant and combines vivid red and black fruits with sweet spices and aromatic herbs. Hints of anise and graphite add complexity to the wine. The palate is succulent and incredibly layered, yet bright with elegant acidity, strawberries, cherries, a whiffle of white pepper, and a mineral long finish. egg pasta, pizza, white and red meats, and vegetable-based dishes.
Dolcetto d'Alba DOC 2020
The 2020 Dolcetto d’Alba has a lively deep purple color. The nose opens with tones of wild berries, mulberry, hints of white pepper and sweet spices, and fresh thyme. The palate is bursting with blue fruits and fresh plums, with a gentle tart touch that smoothens up beautifully with food. The finish is elegant with a lovely almond whiffle. A true food-friendly wine that enhances egg pasta, pizza, white and red meats, and vegetable-based dishes.
The Producer: G.D. Vajra
The estate of G.D. Vajra is situated in Vergne, the highest village in the Commune of Barolo. Its vineyards are planted with Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, and Barbera at heights of 350-400 meters, which result in distinctive and aromatic wines. The Vajra family is a group of dedicated, passionate winegrowers, who are also grounded and sensitive to the human role in winemaking. Their philosophy remains faithful to the traditional and authentic wines of Piemonte, and in essence, they regard themselves as the instruments that enable nature and the environment full self-expression through their wines. (photo cred: Vajra)
In 1971, Aldo Vajra, then still a university student, was one of the earliest to adopt organic farming in Piemonte. Vineyards have been nurtured, and soil preserved, by grassing and spontaneous cover crop for almost 50 years now. They are sustainable and organic certified. With an incredible ratio of manual work per hectare, farming at Vajra is a labor of love and “recipe-free” attention. Intense research is also placed into monitoring and improving the biodiversity of both flora and fauna not just in the vineyards, but also in the winery fields and forests.
The Region: Piedmont