A great vineyard, in a great vintage, from one of my favourite producers.
About The Wine
The 'Bricco delle Viole' is possibly the wine that defines G.D. Vajra. It is the most prestigious and sought-after of the great Crus made by Giuseppe Vaira.
This iconic vineyard is the highest in Barolo. It faces south, sitting at between 400 and 480 meters above sea level. This vineyard produces classic austere and refined Nebbiolo that ages incredibly well for decades.
It's the focus and precision in this Cru that sets it apart. Endless sheets of shaley, minerally tannin, a head-spinning bouquet of flowers, almonds and a springtime herb garden in full bloom.
It's one of the great wines of Barolo and remarkable value given the pedigree and stature of this wine in the context of the region.
About G.D. Vajra
G.D. Vajra is a small, artisanal family producer and one of the benchmark modern day producers in Barolo.
The wines are now made by the family's second generation, with Giuseppe in the winemaking driver's seat supported by his siblings; Isidoro and Francesca under the watchful eye of father and founder Aldo and their mother Milena.
These are stunning examples of the regional staple varieties, made with one eye on tradition and one on progression. With holdings in the commune of Barolo as well as Novello, Sinio and Serralunga, they cover some of the most sought-after terroir in the region and make the most of it.
As noted wine writer Antonio Galloni once wrote, theirs is “a world of sublime hand-crafted, artisan wines of the very highest level”.