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G.D. Vajra Dolcetto d'Alba 2012

G.D. Vajra Dolcetto d'Alba 750ml 2012   
Sku: 1862693

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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 hard-working couple have 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 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
This wine is aptly named pretty varietal notes of ripe red berries, dark stone fruit, violets and hints of tobacco and earth abound in this polished and feminine Dolcetto. The old vines from the Coste di Vergne vineyard lend a level of structure and refinement not usually found in Dolcetto.

Technical notes
The fruit was harvested from four estate vineyards; three in Barolo (Coste di Vergne, Fossati and Pascolo), and the fourth the Ravera parcel in Nerollo. The fruit fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks for 7-15 days with pump overs and aged in stainless steel tanks until the following Spring.

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Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub-Region: Dolcetto d'Alba
Grape Varietal: Dolcetto
Type: Still wine
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