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Appellation: Barolo DOCG
Farming: Non-Certified Organically Grown Grapes
Vinification: Indigenous yeast fermented, Large format barrel aged
Soil Type: Marlstone, Sandstone, Clay
Produced from the vineyards of Fossati, Coste de Vergne and La Volta, this is “Barolo di Barolo”, from fine terroirs located at medium altitude. With this wine Vajra seeks to express the true aromatic quality of the Nebbiolo grape along with its elegant body, harmonious structure and ripe tannins. Long ageing in Slavonian casks assures the preservation of primary fruit aromas and guarantees excellent ageing potential.
Complex orange notes add to notes of red fruit, flowers, pine and wild herbs. It shows good intensity and structure with ripe tannins. This is one of those rare wines that one can honestly say to drink now or hold for 5-10 years. It’s that versatile and delicious.
94 Points - "If you were to consider the entire portfolio of wines made in the Barolo appellation, this wine always stands in its own little corner. Albe is a brand on its own, and it represents one of the most versatile, accessible and well-priced Baroli to emerge from the appellation. The G.D. Vajra 2016 Barolo Albe sets off on the right foot, offering forthcoming intensity with forest fruit, wild cherry, crushed stone and blue flowers. Winemaking is straightforward in stainless steel, and the wine finishes in Slavonian oak casks. Some 40,000 bottles are hitting the market now." – Monica Larner (Wine Advocate, July 2020)