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G.D. Vajra Barbera d'Alba 2010

G.D. Vajra Barbera d'Alba 750ml 2010   
Sku: 1803766

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G.D. Vajra was founded in 1972 by husband and wife Aldo and Milena Vaira. When Aldo inherited almost 100 acres of vineyards in Vergne the highest village in the Commune of Barolo he broke from family tradition and began producing wines under his own label. The wines are made from 100% estate fruit that is triple sorted by hand. For more than 40 years, this wonderfully humble and hardworking couple has crafted soulful and honest expressions of Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto, Moscato and Riesling. G.D. Vajra is entirely a family affair. The winery was named after Aldo’s father, Giuseppe Domenico, and Aldo and Milena work with their daughter Francesca and sons, Giuseppe and Isidoro. Their guiding philosophy is simple - they are not modern, they are not traditional. They practice sustainable farming and craft sensitive, transparent wines of place by patiently and humbly allowing the fruit to dictate its own evolution. “I try to make wines that give people joy. In the past, wine was food, it was necessary for sustenance. Today that is not the case; we choose to drink for pleasure. I want to make wines that bring people happiness. ~ Aldo Vajra

Tasting notes
Bricco Bertone (Comune of Sinio) is a vineyard planted on ancient calcareous soils which provide deeper layers of black fruit, incense and ash. The fruit was fermented and macerated for up to 7-15 days in temperature controlled stainless tanks with frequent pump overs and aged for 12 months in oak barrels and stainless steel tanks. A concentrated red that effortlessly integrates rich expressions of dark red fruit with minerality and balanced acidity.

Technical notes
This Barbera was made with fruit from six estate vineyards: Fossati, San Pietro, Passau, Fontani (Comune of Barolo), Piedicucche (Comune of Novello) and Bricco Bertone (Comune of Sinio). Fossati, San Pietro, Passau and Fontani (Comune of Barolo) are planted on rich white marl soils which lend delicacy, aromatics and freshness. Piedicucche (Comune of Novello) is planted on darker soils that are rich in clay and iron, which add body and structure.

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Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub-Region: Barbera D`Alba
Grape Varietal: Barbera
Type: Still wine
 
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