G D Vajra Barbera d'Alba 2021
Region: Langhe, Piedmont, Italy
Bottle size: 75cl
Notes: Vegetarian; Vegan; Practising organic
Deep purple in colour. The nose is vibrant and has aromas of blackcurrant, herbs, dried leaves as well as dried strawberries and sundried tomato. The palate is incredibly layered with a wonderfully elegant texture and a smooth, long finish.
The grapes were grown in six different vineyards from three different areas. Four vineyards are in Barolo, on chalky, Tortonian soils, facing either south-east or south-west, with vines planted between 1968 and 2004. Here the chalky soil results in delicately aromatic wines, with high acidity and red berry characters. The two vineyards planted in Novello and Sinio are on Helvetian soils, giving wines with ripe, black fruit characters, balsam and minerality, with firmer tannins. All of the vineyards are planted at a high altitude and benefit from cool night temperatures, which helps the fruit to ripen gradually.
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