A very structured Langhe Nebbiolo with generous fruit, robust tannins and piercing acidity.
Produced from grapes coming from Vajra’s younger vines, Langhe Nebbiolo is a pure expression of this variety. It is quintessentially Nebbiolo but surprisingly approachable and delicate. The wine is bright ruby red in colour with intense notes of violet and rose, accompanied by the freshness of ripe red berry fruits on the nose. This is an elegant Nebbiolo with herbaceous notes and perfumes of roses and red berries complemented by silky tannins and delicate acidity.
Producer: G.D Vajra
Region/Country: Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
Production Method: Sustainable farming. Fermentation with indigenous yeast strains and traditional daily punch downs. Malolactic fermentation followed and the wine was then aged for six months largely in stainless steel tanks, with a small portion in neutral wood, before bottling.
Style: Dark fruited, lightly herbal with great freshness and good body
Pairing Suggestion: Pizza and pasta dishes, grilled meats
Profile: Nebbiolo is an extremely finicky variety, and has rarely been successfully grown outside its traditional home in Piedmont, Northern Italy. This is unfortunate, as it is an extremely high quality variety, perhaps second only to Pinot Noir in terms of allure. Fortunately we are now seeing some high quality examples emerging from Australia. The wine is typically intensely aromatic, developing the most extraordinarily haunting bouquet in which, variously, roses, autumn undergrowth, woodsmoke, violets and tar. These continue onto a palate defined by high acidity and robust tannin structure which can make it occasionally challenging in youth. Nebbiolo is a variety which can age handsomely, with a softening of structure and increasing complexity.
Classic Regions: Barolo, Barbaresco, Langhe, Alto-Piemonte (Italy), McLaren Vale, Yarra Valley (Australia)
Aldo Vajra's wines are characterised by pristine flavours and clearly defined perfumes. Aldo has been gradually increasing the area under vine to 60 hectares, of which 10 are Nebbiolo for Barolo, located in such outstanding sites as Bricco delle Viole, Ravera, Fossati, La Volta, Coste di Vergne and Coste di Rose. A traditionalist, Aldo adheres to old-style winemaking methods, such as long barrel ageing in traditional botti.