2016 G.D. Vajra Barolo Albe 750 ml

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Region: Italy
Appellation: Barolo DOCG
Cuvée: Albe
Varietal: Nebbiolo
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.

93 Points - "This Barolo offers a more immediate approach, with lots of dark berry followed by spice, tilled earth and black truffle. The 2015 Barolo Albe pours to a medium dark color and lays out a mid-weight texture, with bright primary fruit that is expertly woven into the wine. It exposes clearly etched veins of acidity and some determinedly firm tannins. Despite the Albe's accessible personality, I recommend that you wait a few more years before popping the cork." – Monica Larner (Wine Advocate, June 2019)

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