A very structured Langhe Nebbiolo with generous fruit, robust tannins and piercing acidity.
The wines of Vajra continue to impress and gain more finesse each year. A very structured Langhe Nebbiolo with robust tannins and piercing acidity. Grapes for this wine are form young vines destined in the future for Barolo status and the pedigree is evident. This is a cut above.
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: Red fruited, lightly herbal with great freshness and rippling tannins
Pairing Suggestion: Pizza and pasta dishes, grilled meats
Profile: Nebbiolo is an extremely finicky variety, and has rarely been successfully grown outside its traditional home in Piedmont, Northern Italy. This is unfortunate, as it is an extremely high quality variety, perhaps second only to Pinot Noir in terms of allure. Fortunately we are now seeing some high quality examples emerging from Australia. The wine is typically intensely aromatic, developing the most extraordinarily haunting bouquet in which, variously, roses, autumn undergrowth, woodsmoke, violets and tar. These continue onto a palate defined by high acidity and robust tannin structure which can make it occassionaly challenging in youth. Nebbiolo is a variety which can age handsomely, with a softening of structure and increasing complexity.
Classic Regions: Barolo, Barbaresco, Langhe, Alto-Piemonte (Italy), McLaren Vale, Yarra Valley (Australia)
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.