G.D. Vajra Barolo 'Albe' - Piedmont, Italy - 75cl
We absolutely love classic style Barolos such as 'Albe'. It has the traditional Barolo hallmark: elegant, rose petal perfumes, dark berry fruit and a perfect balance of tannin and acidity.
The wine is a blend of nebbiolo grapes grown in three single vineyards at varying altitudes and exposures: Fossati, which faces south-east and was planted between 1969-2004, Coste di Vergne, which faces south-west, planted in 1995, and the 180º east-west vineyard of La Volta, planted between 1998-2000. The vineyards are located at 380-480 metres above sea level and are all in the township of Barolo. Sustainable viticulture is used in all the vineyards and there is no irrigation.
About G.D. Vajra
Aldo Vaira's wines are characterised by pristine flavours and clearly defined perfumes. These characters are attributable to the position of his vineyards at about 400 metres above sea level in the village of Vergne in the commune of Barolo. G.D. Vajra was established in 1972 and named after Aldo's father, Giuseppe Domenico Vajra. Aldo has been gradually increasing the area under vine to 60 hectares, of which 10 are Nebbiolo for Barolo, located in such strategic spots as Bricco delle Viole, Fossati, La Volta and Coste di Vergne. A traditionalist, Aldo adheres to old-style winemaking methods, though blends these with new techniques, such as temperature-controlled fermentation, to produce such superbly elegant and pure wines.