Vajra G.D. Dolcetto d'Alba 2020

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Pairings

Pig

Description

Details of wine

We love Dolcetto. In the local tradition, this grape was cultivated on the best exposures, just above Nebbiolo parcels. Resonating with our own heritage, we dedicate only fine blocks to this variety, so to let it express with plenitude.

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Color

Porpora brillante.

Smell

Si apre con note di mora e gelso che lasciano il posto ad una fresca nuance di fiori di montagna brillanti e spezie dolci.

Taste

Ricco e ampio al palato, il Dolcetto d'Alba raggiunge la perfetta armonia tra i tannini varietali e i frutti.

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Features

YEAR 2020
ALCOL 12.50
FORMAT 0,75 L Standard
COLLECTED Prima metà di Settembre. I vigneti, essendo situati ad alta quota (quindi al riparo da inversioni termiche), consentono un periodo di sospensione più lungo e una piena maturazione fenolica.

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Informations

CLASSIFICATION DOC Dolcetto d'Alba
TEMPERATURE 14-16
LOCATION Barolo (CN)
REFINEMENT Solo in acciaio inox, e viene imbottigliato nella primavera successiva alla vendemmia.
WINEMAKING Una vinificazione soffice dura solitamente fino a 15 giorni, con un paio di follature al giorno. Il vino viene travasato almeno due volte prima della fermentazione malolattica, che avviene in vasche di acciaio inox.
DECANTING 1 ora

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Awards

EXPERT YEAR MARK
EXPERT YEAR MARK
Veronelli 2015
Wine Spectator 2013 90
Wine Advocated 2011 90
Wine Advocated 2017 90
Wine Advocated 2019 89

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CELLAR

Name: Vajra
Start-up year: 1972
Cultivated hectares: 60
Winemaker name: Aldo e Giuseppe Vaira, Gianfranco Cordero e tutto il team Vajra
Address: Via delle Viole, 25 - Barolo (CN)
Web Site: www.gdvajra.it

Vergne, the highest village in the Commune of Barolo, with vineyards planted to nebbiolo at heights of 350-400 metres, as well as to dolcetto and barbera, sees later ripening than other areas and crus, with the result that its Barolos have always been recognised as quite distinctive: wines with youthfully ample aromas, showing prominent but judicious acidity, generous fruit always lively and crisp, whose primary stylistic signature is their aromatic elegance. Expressing these qualities and ensuring their full expression in every wine is the goal of Milena and Aldo Vaira; she came from Cervere, terroir renowned for its leeks, and he from Torino, but both have been toiling since the early 1970s in the vineyards of Aldo’s father, Giuseppe Domenico, gradually increasing the area under vine to the current 40 hectares, with ten of it nebbiolo for Barolo, located in such strategic spots as Bricco delle Viole, Fossati, La Volta, Coste di Vergne, and finally succeeding in forging a unique winery style and an absolutely personal working method both in cellar and vineyard. A style steeped in elegance, if you will, that nowhere else but in Vergne could find its sublime terroir, its own “promised land,” a superb site despite being the occasional target of pitiless hailstorms. Dedicated, passionate winegrowers, but low-keyed and always sensitive to the human side of every equation in their profession as wine producers, and regarding themselves as instruments enabling nature and their environment full self-expression through their wines, the Vairas incarnated their distinctive way of thinking and working in the very concrete terms of their wine cellar, light years removed from a cold, aseptic laboratory. As friends for many years of Father Costantino Ruggeri, man of faith but a magnificent artist as well, of recognised sensitivity, they wanted their Barolos, the Bricco delle Viole and the just-debuted Albe, a cuvée of their various vineyards; their Dolcetto Coste & Fossati and the Barbera d’Alba; but the more “experimental” or “daring” wines as well, which they created to reflect the Vergne terroir, such as the cask-aged Freisa Kyé and the Langhe Bianco that renders homage to the prince of noble whites, the white Riesling; all these wines they wanted to come to fruition in a warm, exquisitely nurturing space, one enlightened, it goes without saying, by the rainbow-hued stained-glass windows crafted by Padre Costantino, within the terms of a perfect symbiosis and dialogue between Nature and humankind. A conception of wine, therefore, that springs from deep meditation, but is neither artificial nor intellectualistic, one that is striking for the depth of thought behind it as well as for the utter simplicity of its operation, free from the strutting of overweening ego.