GD Vajra, Langhe Nebbiolo 750ml 2018Italy, Piedmont
'The 2018 Langhe Nebbiolo emerges from a parcel in Sinio. Dark fruit, spice, earthy notes and a good bit of tannin give the Vajra's Langhe Nebbiolo a decidedly brooding, powerful feel and quite a bit more seriousness than is typical at this level. Sweet red berry fruit, mint and spice add freshness alongside bright acidity as the 2018 opens up in the glass. This is such a pretty and expressive wine. Drink 2020 - 2033.' – Antonio Galloni, Vinous, 90/100 (Mar 2020)
'This is a vinous and easy wine with a good amount of soft and ripe fruit. The G.D. Vajra 2018 Langhe Nebbiolo shows a slightly dark and robust side of the grape with aromas of red currant, dried raspberry and wild cherry. You also get some tilled earth, cola and black licorice. Fruit represents an assembly from various parcels ranging from 300 to 480 meters above sea level. I am surprised by the subtle sweetness of the wine that I might associate with a vintage warmer than 2018 turned out to be. Some 30,000 were released earlier this year. Drink 2020 - 2024.' – Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, 89/100 (Jul 2020)
'2018 displays a bright ruby red color. Perfumes are vibrant, with a floral bouquet of rose petals, violets and fresh berries, hints of dark fruit, lavender and mint. Elegant and complex on the palate with layers of crunchy red fruits, orange peel, sweet spices with earthy and mineral undertones.' – 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.
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