Vajra Barolo Albe
- Grape : Nebbiolo
- Country : Italy, Piemonte
- Type : Red
- ABV : 14%
4 in stock
G.D.Vajra Barolo Albe Tasting notes:
This wine has a complex bouquet with aromas of red fruits and plums with hints rose petals, sweet red fruits and a hint of black figs. ‘Le Albe’ is full of sophisticated and delicate flavours supported by ripe tannins and an elegant acidity.
Pairs well with beef, game and stews such as beefsteak, lamb, veal, rabbit, wild boar and deer, pasta with a strong tomato or truffle sauce or old strong (crumble) cheeses like Parmigiano Reggiano, Pecorino vecchio, old Gouda and old Cheddar, blue cheeses such as Gorgonzola, Danish blue and Castelmagno as well as cheeses with a rich flavor like Fontina and Boschetto al tartufo.
Aldo Vaira’s wines are characterised by pristine flavours and clearly defined perfumes. These characters are attributable to the position of his vineyards at about 400 metres above sea level in the village of Vergne in the commune of Barolo. G.D. Vajra was established in 1972 and named after Aldo’s father, Giuseppe Domenico Vajra. Aldo has been gradually increasing the area under vine to 60 hectares, of which 10 are Nebbiolo for Barolo, located in such strategic spots as Bricco delle Viole, Fossati, La Volta and Coste di Vergne. A traditionalist, Aldo adheres to old-style winemaking methods, though blends these with new techniques, such as temperature-controlled fermentation, to produce such superbly elegant wines.
The grapes for this wine are grown in three different vineyards: Fossati, which faces south-east and was planted between 1969-2004, Coste di Vergne, which faces south-west, planted in 1995, and the 180º east-west vineyard of La Volta, planted between 1998-2000. The vineyards are located at 400-440 metres above sea level and are all in the Commune of Barolo. Sustainable viticulture is used in all the vineyards and there is no irrigation. Training is by mixed Guyot and a green harvest usually takes place according to vigour and the climate during the growing season.