Country: Italy Region: Asti, Piemonte
Varietal: 100% Moscato
Vintage: 2006 Colour: White Style: Sparkling
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 which10 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: Drink Fresh
Pale yellow, with a delicate fizz, persistent and creamy. Aromas of stone fruit - apricots and peach - with citrus, followed by herbal notes. The palate is semi-sweet and lightly frothing. A soft, fresh mousse expands in the mouth to display a lively peach and apricot character and a clean, fresh finish. Excellent accompaniment to cake or fruit based desserts.
Food Matches: Oriental / Desserts / Aperitif