The 2019 vintage is vivid and bright and shows a delicate rose color in the glass. The nose is floral with hints of raspberries, cherry tart, white peach, elderflower, and strawberry blossoms. The palate is fruity and vibrant with a mineral texture and a long zippy finish.
Fruit is picked in young vineyards located around the winery.
Fruit was picked starting on September 5th to retain freshness, bright aromatics, and a moderate alcohol level. Free temperature fermentation below 24C. No malolcatic fermentation.
Blend: Nebbiolo 90%, Barbera 10%
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.