G. D. Vajra

G. D. Vajra

Based in Vergne, the highest village in the commune of Barolo, GD Vajra is a relatively young estate. It was established by Aldo Vajra in 1972, when he was just 16. His father had planted vineyards in 1947 but called Aldo “mad” when he followed his childhood dream to become a winemaker. Taking over the family estate in 1968, he became one of the early pioneers of organic farming, and in 1971 the estate became one of the first in Piedmont to be organically certified. Until now, Vajra’s wines have somewhat flown under the radar, but it’s with good reason that the estate has been described as “one of Piedmont’s best kept secrets… with sublime hand-crafted, artisan wines of the very highest level”.

The Vajra team deduced that lots of flowers on a vine indicate a vintage more likely to have spacious, aromatic fruit. 2019’s fruit set was low, giving the vintage concentration. July’s heat spikes didn’t cause any issues, while the dull August preserved a spine of acidity. Harvest was the longest and latest of the past decade, and the decision was taken to shorten the period of skin contact after fermentation to under 30 days. The time in wood was also reduced by two or three months. The definition of the 2019 vintage suits the purity of the Vajra style very well.

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2019 Barolo, Bricco delle Viole, G.D. Vajra, Piedmont, Italy
Red
2019
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14.0% Alcohol
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2014 Barolo, Bricco delle Viole, G.D. Vajra, Piedmont, Italy
Red
2014
Drink, at peak
Full Bodied
Dry
13.5% Alcohol
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2016 Barolo, Bricco delle Viole, G.D. Vajra, Piedmont, Italy
Red
2016
Drink, youthful
Full Bodied
Dry
14.5% Alcohol
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2017 Barolo, Bricco delle Viole, G.D. Vajra, Piedmont, Italy
Red
2017
Drink, youthful
Full Bodied
Dry
15.0% Alcohol
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2017 Barolo, Ravera, G.D. Vajra, Piedmont, Italy
Red
2017
Drink, youthful
Full Bodied
Dry
14.5% Alcohol
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2016 Barolo, Ravera, G.D. Vajra, Piedmont, Italy
Red
2016
Drink, youthful
Full Bodied
Dry
14.5% Alcohol
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2016 Barolo, Coste di Rose, G.D. Vajra, Piedmont, Italy
Red
2016
Drink, youthful
Full Bodied
Dry
14.0% Alcohol
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