Country: Italy Region: Langhe, Piemonte
Varietal: 100% Riesling
Vintage: 2012 Colour: White Style: Dry
Producer: GD Vajra
Aldo Vajra's wines are characterised by pristine flavours and clearly defined perfumes... These characters are attributable to the position of his vineyards at about 400 metres above sea level in the village of Vergne in the commune of Barolo. G.D. Vajra was established in 1972 and named after Aldo‰۪s father, Giuseppe Domenico. Aldo has been gradually increasing the area under vine to 40 hectares, of which 10 are Nebbiolo for Barolo, located in such strategic spots as Bricco delle Viole, Fossati, La Volta and Coste di Vergne. A traditionalist, Aldo adheres to old-style winemaking methods, though blends these with new techniques, such as temperature controlled fermentation, to produce such superbly elegant wines.
Ageing Potential: 1 to 3 Years
Pale, lemon yellow in colour, this wine is fresh and youthful, with zesty, lemon-lime perfumes and a classic mineral note. On the palate it is dry and clean, with good weight of crisp, ripe apple fruit and a long, citrus finish.
Food Matches: Aperitif / Pork / Hors d'Oeuvres / Fish Curry