G.D. Vajra

+39017356257 Via Delle Viole 25
Barolo, I-12060
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Vergne, the highest village in the Commune of Barolo, with vineyards planted to nebbiolo at heights of 350-400 metres, as well as to dolcetto and barbera, sees later ripening than other areas and crus, with the result that its Barolos have always been recognised as quite distinctive: wines with youthfully ample aromas, showing prominent but judicious acidity, generous fruit always lively and crisp, whose primary stylistic signature is their aromatic elegance. Expressing these qualities and ensuring their full expression in every wine is the goal of Milena and Aldo Vaira; she came from Cervere, terroir renowned for its leeks, and he from Torino, but both have been toiling since the early 1970s in the vineyards of Aldo’s father, Giuseppe Domenico, gradually increasing the area under vine to the current 40 hectares, with ten of it nebbiolo for Barolo, located in such strategic spots as Bricco delle Viole, Fossati, La Volta, Coste di Vergne, and finally succeeding in forging a unique winery style and an Read more »

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  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

  • Freisa

    Hailing from Italy’s Piedmont region, this vigorous red variety is used as a named varietal and is vinified into both...

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Dolcetto

    History of the grape: The name means “little sweet one” in Italian. Dolcetto, along with Barbera and Nebbiolo is one ...

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  • Gearing up for a whirlwind tour of the who's who of Nebbiolo producers in Piedmont, I realized I would be meeting quite a few women. Nine of my 18 visits would be with or include women.  This struck me. In one generation, many of Piedmont's cellars have transitioned from conservative, male-dominated dominions. Whereas women who worked with the f... Read More

    From the article A Cultural Shift in Italian Wine


  • G.d. Vajra Nebbiolo Langhe 2011

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    Strawberry leaf, strawberry, floral.. Honey, wax and licorice. Slightly port-like. Read More

    Wine review by anchca


  • G.d. Vajra Barbera d'Alba 2011

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    Nicely balanced. Slightly savory. Floral and spice notes. Read More

    Wine review by anchca


  • Vajra Dolcetto d'Alba 2011

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    This is a very nice medium-bodied red that can be enjoyed with rich fowl dishes, roast meats or hearty pasta dishes. Read More

    Wine review by 393787ncmathsadist 393787 ncmathsadist


  • G.d. Vajra Langhe Bianco Petracine 2012

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    Wine review by 1446735mberzell 1446735 mberzell


  • G.d. Vajra Langhe Freisa Kyè 2003

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  • G.d. Vajra Albe Barolo 2009

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    No written review

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  • Nebbiolo the wine, the purest expression of the grape that shares the same ... ... ... finish. 88pts 2011 G D Vajra Langhe Nebbiolo $24 6 months in SS, younger vines from different vineyards in  Novello and Barolo, Quite ripe on the nose with small wild cherry and slightly jammy wild raspberry topped by attractive spice notes and nice hints o... Read More

    From the article Nebbiolo Values


  • Barbera, when you ask most people their initial reaction to the name might ... ... and grace. 93pts 2009 G D Vajra Barbera D d’Alba Superiore 15% $35 Two years slavonian oak Fairly opaque color for Barbera, ,this comes from Bricco delle Viole, old vines of 40 years or more,  Very aromatic and both subtle and complex on the nose with aromas of ... Read More

    From the article Barbera: Piedmont's Chameleon


  • G.d. Vajra Nebbiolo Langhe 2011

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    6 months in SS, younger vines from different vineyards in Novello and Barolo, Quite ripe on the nose with small wild cherry and slightly jammy wild raspberry topped by attractive spice notes and nice hints of rose petals. Theres good acidity here embedded in plenty of rich red fruit lending this a soft suave mouthfeel. A little opulent and easy... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz


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