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G D Vajra Dolcetto d'Alba DOC

G D Vajra Dolcetto d'Alba DOC

Red | 2021 | Italy, Piedmont | 13.5%

Vajra’s Dolcetto is cultivated only on the most appropriate vineyards as the variety is quite delicate.
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This Dolcetto d’Alba is a vibrant deep purple in colour. The nose opens with notes of black cherry, blueberry, violet, liquorice and fresh thyme. The palate is bursting with blueberries and fresh plums, with a refreshing acidity that makes it a great accompaniment to food. It has a very refined tannic texture with a touch of menthol. The finish is elegant with a lovely almond note.

Product Details

Type Red
Origin Italy, Piedmont
Vintage 2021
Size 0.75 l
ABV 13.5%
Grape Dolcetto
Viticulture Sustainable
Vinification Vegan • Vegetarian
Sulphite Content Contains Sulphites
Closure Cork

Production Notes

The 2021 Dolcetto was picked in the second half of September. As the vineyards are located at high elevation, thus protected from thermal inversion, they allow a longer hanging period and fuller ripening. Fermentation is long and gentle, 15 to 20 days on average. The wine is then racked twice prior to malolactic fermentation, which takes place in stainless-steel vats. Ageing took place in stainless-steel vats only, to preserve the varietal freshness.

Producer Information

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. 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, such as long ageing in barrel for his Barolo, but combines this with new techniques, such as a judicious use of oak, to produce superbly elegant wines. This elegance, aligned with a vibrancy and depth derived from exemplary viticulture, gives wines of wonderful varietal character. His Dolcetto shows all the positive characteristics - but none of the negatives - of this difficult variety.

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