G.D. Vajra

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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 Vajra. 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, though blends these with new techniques, such as temperature-controlled fermentation, to produce such superbly elegant wines.


This Moscato is youthful yellow in colour with green hues. On the nose there are expressive aromas of sage and fresh yellow fruits such as apricots, peaches and exotic fruits followed by elderflower, pear and a hint of sage. A delicate, fine mousse refreshes and cleanses the palate. The balance between sweetness and freshness carries into a long creamy finish.


Coste di Rose shows a floral-dominated nose, with aromas of roses combined with marasca cherry and hints of liquorice and mint. On the palate, it has a very elegant and approachable structure that flows gracefully with a long and mineral finish.


On the nose, this wine has generous aromas of cherry, rose petals and baked raspberry alongside orange peel, cedar and herbal hints of mint, lavender and thyme. On the palate, ripe flavours of cassis and blackberries carry through to a spicy, peppery finish.


On the nose, this Barolo "Albe" has aromas of redcurrant, cherries, macerated strawberries and mint, interlaced with floral notes of rosehip, rhubarb, red fig, hawthorn, lavender and liquorice. The palate is full of sophisticated and delicate flavours supported by ripe tannins and an elegant acidity.


A brilliant deep purple in the glass, this wine shows aromas of black plums and cherry compote with notes of liquorice and menthol. The lively acidity and silky tannins bring an amazing texture to the palate.


Ruby red in colour, this wine opens with intense perfumes of plums and dark chocolate. On the palate, it has great concentration and intensity, especially on the mid-palate, with smoky, damson fruit and lovely balance between supple tannins and youthful acidity.


Brilliant ruby red in colour. On the nose, there is an incredible bouquet of purple flowers, raspberries and redcurrants, which interlace with hints of rose, rhubarb, toffee apple and incense. As the wine opens, layers of marasca cherries, white truffle, lavender and anise fill the nose. Expressive yet balanced on the palate, red fruit flavours, subtle minerality and refined tannins carry through onto the long finish.