2016 G.D. Vajra Barolo Ravera

All wines stored at 55° and 70% humidity
$ 105.00
We currently have 4 in stock.
$ 105.00
Ravera is one of Barolo's elite vineyards, known for producing wines built upon structure, energy, and wild perfume. The soil is also a mix of limestone and clay, but with substantial portions of sand and iron. Ravera offers an unrivaled opportunity to develop slowly in the cellar, and 2013 is a perfect example to watch unfold and transform.

The wines of G.D. Vajra stole my attention when I was living in Burgundy, but a subsequent visit in Italy put the whole picture in to context: These are Piedmont elite at pricing that speaks to everyone. From the Dolcetto through the Barolo Ravera, this family estate is the first place to turn for the entire spectrum of what Piedmont is all about.

Aldo and Milena Vaira bottled their first vintage in 1978 from vineyards planted by Aldo's father in 1948. Vajra's vineyards are set at the highest elevation in the commune of Barolo. Aldo from the start was heavily influenced by the traditional approach of his neighbors down the hill, Bartolo Mascarello and Beppe Rinaldi

The Vajra wines stand at a perfect intersection between two styles. Aldo has noted descriptions of the estate as "The most modern of the traditionalists and the most traditional of the modernists". Though traditional fermentation and aging is the common approach, the accessibility and silken texture of the wines calls to mind modern sensibilities.

Product Details
Price Range $100-$200
Wine Type Red
Grape Variety Nebbiolo
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Appellation Barolo
Vintage 2016
Bottle Size 750ml

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