G.D Vajra Albe Barolo 2017 - Red
£42.00 per bottle
Half case: £239.40
Full case: £453.60
G.D Vajra Albe Barolo 2017 Piemonte, Italy
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. Aldo has been gradually increasing the area under vine to 60 hectares, of which 10 are Nebbiolo for Barolo, located in such outstanding sites as Bricco delle Viole, Ravera, Fossati, La Volta, Coste di Vergne and Coste di Rose. A traditionalist, Aldo adheres to old-style winemaking methods, such as long ageing in barrel for his Barolo, but combines this with new techniques, such as a judicious use of oak, to produce superbly elegant wines.
On the nose, the 2017 Barolo Albe has aromas of redcurrant, cherries, macerated strawberries and mint, interlaced with floral notes of rosehip, rhubarb, red fig, hawthorn, lavender and liquorice. The palate is full of sophisticated and delicate flavours supported by ripe tannins and an elegant acidity.