G.D. Vajra, Dolcetto d'Alba, 2020
Region: Langhe, Piedmont, Italy
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 100% Dolcetto
Notes: Vegetarian; Vegan; Certified Organic
This 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 blueberries and fresh plums, with a refreshing acidity that makes it a great accompaniment to food. The finish is elegant with a lovely almond note.
Historically, Dolcetto was cultivated in prime land, just above Nebbiolo vineyards. Loyal to this approach, the Vajra family keeps farming this variety in places of true vocation. Grapes are sourced from four of the estate's own vineyards: Coste di Vergne, Fossati and Pascolo in the Barolo region and Ravera in the Novello region. The vines are trained in mixed Guyot system and planting dates range from 1982-2002. The soil is a mix of limestone and marl. Aldo Vaira has grown his lands following organic practices since 1971. After 50 years of organic and sustainable farming, all Vajra vineyards are sustainable and organic certified from 2019 vintage.