GD Vajra, Barbera d'Alba 2018 Bottle size: 750mlItaly, Piedmont
'The G.D. Vajra 2018 Barbera d'Alba sees fruit sourced from different sites in Barolo that represent the three main soil types of the area. The wine goes through a simple stainless steel winemaking process, and this cool vintage delivers focused and linear aromas. You get dark fruit and cassis with some soft earthy tones and a hint of tobacco leaf. This is a steady, mid-weight wine to pair with foods cooked with butter or cream. Maybe a nice risotto? The balanced acidity you get here will cut through those foods. Some 36,000 bottles were released earlier this year. Drink 2020 - 2024.' – Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, 88/100 (Jul 2020)
'The 2018 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.' – Winemaker
About GD Vajra:
GD Vajra estate is named after Giuseppe Domenico Vajra who founded the estate in 1972. Located in the highest village of Barolo, the vineyards are run by Giuseppe's son Aldo and his family. The vineyards sit at high altitudes of up to 400 metres, this creates thermal changes which ripen the fruit slowly and allow the concentration of noble and delicate aromas. GD Vjara have been pioneers of organic farming since 1971.
|Blend information||100% Barbera|
|Drink to||Drink or cellar|
|Producer information||GD Vajra estate is named after Giuseppe Domenico Vajra who founded the estate in 1972. Located in the highest village of Barolo, the vineyards are run by Giuseppe's son Aldo and his family. The vineyards sit at high altitudes of up to 400 metres, this creates thermal changes which ripen the fruit slowly and allow the concentration of noble and delicate aromas. GD Vjara have been pioneers of organic farming since 1971.|
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