DOC Dolcetto d'Alba (Piedmont)
G.D. Vajra Nebbiolo is a barrel-aged red wine made with the Nebbiolo variety in the Italian denomination of DOC Langhe Nebbiolo (Piedmont) by G.D. Vajra.
G.D. Vajra is a family winery owned by Aldo Vajra, who works to preserve the legacy of his father Giuseppe Domenico Vajra, by making traditional wines with pristine flavours and clearly defined perfumes. It all began in 1972 when Guiseppe started cultivating some family vineyards in the prestigious town of Barolo, and to this day he is working the same vineyards and using them to make exquisitely elegant wines.
G.D. Vajra Nebbiolo is made from the winery's youngest vineyards located in the towns of Barolo and Novello. The vines range in age between four and seven years old and they are planted on steep, south-facing terraces. Environmentally friendly agriculture is used to help preserve the natural balance of the vine and the terroir. The harvest is carried out manually.
In the winery, the best grapes are selected to make G.D. Vajra Nebbiolo, and fermentation begins with native yeasts at a controlled temperature that does not exceed 31ºC for 15-20 days. It then ages for 6 months in stainless steel tanks, with a small portion in wooden barrels.
G.D. Vajra Nebbiolo is a pure, delicate and elegant red. A good introduction to the Nebbiolo variety.