G.D. Vajra, Dolcetto d'Alba 2020
Dark fruited with notes of coffee and mocha. Refreshing acidity with great persistence.
The wines of Vajra continue to impress and gain more finesse each year. A classic Dolcetto, soft and plush. Dark fruited with notes of coffee and mocha. Refreshing acidity and persistent flavours. A great lunchtime red.
Producer: G.D Vajra
Region/Country: Piedmont, Italy
Production Method: Sustainable farming. Stainless steel fermentation followed by 14 months ageing in French and Slavonian oak
Style: Dark fruited, with coffee and savoury spices
Pairing Suggestion: Pizza and pasta dishes, grilled meats
Profile: Mainly planted on the cooler north facing slopes in Piedmont, Dolcetto is a dark skinned variety which ripens easily, and produces soft and pleasant reds of increasingly high quality. Typical Dolcetto wine is intensely and brightly coloured and offers dark, gently spicy aromas with earthy undertones of almonds – or walnuts in more tannic examples.
Classic Regions: Piedmont (Italy)
Aldo Vajra's wines are characterised by pristine flavours and clearly defined perfumes. 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 barrel ageing in traditional botti.