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G.D. Vajra Albe Barolo 2016

G.D. Vajra Albe Barolo 2016

From the producer: Our tribute to the Masters of tradition, Albe is the blend of high-elevation Barolo vineyards. As these blocks lay on various slopes with different exposures, we have the chance to see three sunrises (Albe) every day. 2016 is an exciting classic vintage for this Barolo DOCG that pays homage to the ancient art of blending.

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SKU: AlbeBarolo2015
Wine Specs
Barolo DOCG
Vineyard Designation
Barolo DOCG
Harvest Date
October 12th & 18th
The 2016 Barolo DOCG Albe aged for approximately 30 months in large Slavonian oak casks of 40, 50, and 75hL. Racking in the first summer and blending right before the bottling.
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Tasting Notes
2016 Albe has textbook aromatics: rose petals, rose hips, cherry stones on the nose, followed by delicate tones of Nebbiolo pomace, tar, cranberries and raspberries, mint, anise, gentle musk, and a whiffle of white pepper. On the palate, it is fragrant and uplifting, yes disclosing a rich texture, a fresh but poised mid-palate, and velvety tannins. Authentic and expressive, Albe beautifully celebrates Barolo and the amazing craft of assembling vineyards.
Vineyard Notes
Albe is a blend of wonderful Barolo DOCG vineyards with exposures that range from south-south-east to south-west, at high elevation between 380 and 480m above sea level.
Other Notes
Growing: in 1971, Aldo Vajra, then still a university student, was one of the earliest to adopt organic farming in Piemonte. Vineyards have been nurtured, and soil preserved, by grassing and spontaneous cover crop for almost 50 years now. They are sustainable certified [UNI EN 11233:2009] and organic certified. With an incredible ratio of manual work per hectare, farming at Vajra is a labor of love and "recipe-free" attention. Intense research is also placed into monitoring and improving the biodiversity of both flora and fauna not just in the vineyards, but also in the winery's fields and forests.
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