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Az. Agr. G.D. VAJRA di Vaira Aldo

Via delle Viole 25, 12060 Barolo (CN)
Italy

Telephone +39 0173 56257
Fax +39 0173 56345
info@gdvajra.it

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.01  Europe
  • 01.01.09  Italy
  • 01.01.09.13  Piemont

Our products

Product category: Piemont

Barolo DOCG Bricco delle Viole 2012

Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita

Selezioni di Vigneto

"Bricco delle Viole is a synonym of grace and elegance. It is the wine that by its nature guided the style of our company and taught us patience." (Aldo Vaira)

DESCRIPTION:
Bricco delle Viole is like a cut of silk: Pure, elegant, and ethereal. Born on the highest hill of Barolo, a promontory facing south, embraced by the Alps, which start in Liguria, develop on top of the Varo group and end up in the majestic Monviso. It receives the first morning sun and the last ray of the evening. In autumn this vineyard seems to float above the fog, as if detached from time and light.

VARIETY:
100% Nebbiolo. Old stumps from 1949 and successive plantings in 1963, 1968 and 1985 . Massal selection of Lampia and Michet.

VINEYARD AND TERROIR:
Bricco delle Viole possesses extremely white soils. Being rich in limestone, magnesium and manganese, with the contribution of high altitude and and the afternoon breeze, these soils create wines rich of finesse, floral aromas and freshness.

GROWING:
Vajra has always believed in sustainable agriculture and natural grassing of the vineyards. No irrigation is used and the thinning-out of the vines is decided according to each individual vintage.

VINTAGE:
The winter of 2012 will be remembered as one of the coldest of the past years. A wet spring and very dry summer led to surprisingly perfect harvest conditions, which resulted in wines with vibrancy and structure. The Barolos are particularly airy, refined, and with a much more expressive and ethereal flavor profile than the 2010s.
2012 is a classic vintage. Bricco delle Viole is very fine, almost transparent and rich and intense at the same time. The mineral and violet notes prominent in its early development and a complex balance allow an exceptional longevity.

HARVEST AND WINEMAKING:
The old vines of Bricco delle Viole are the last to be harvested. A wait that makes our heart beat faster, because weather can change rapidly in autumn. But the patience of the farmer knows that the wait will be rewarded with a high aromatic complexity and extreme finesse. In certain vintages the harvest proceeds in order to respect the timing of these old vines. 2012 was characterized by an excellent balance for the ripening process. Harvest started on October 11th and was followed by a maceration lasting about 45 days, 10 days with a submerged cap. The malolactic fermentation in steel in spring following the harvest.

AGING:
32 months in Slavonian oak casks of 25hL before bottling.

TASTING NOTES:
Brilliant ruby color. Notes of cherry, roses, and kernels of cherries in alcohol, dark fruits, licorice and violet merge with shades of citrus and mint. On the palate, graceful and silky tannins and a perfect aromatic balance. Well balanced with a long finish of fresh and delicate spices.

CURIOSITY:
- The name Bricco delle Viole comes from the fact that in ancient times violets were the first flowers to blossom here
- The first vintage of Bricco delle Viole produced by Aldo Vaira was in 1975. In the 70’s and 80’s the name of the cru was indicated only on the back label of the bottles destined for the Italian market only

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Product category: Piemont

Moscato d'Asti DOCG 2015

Denominazione di origine controllata e garantita

Selezioni Varietali

"Moscato is part of the culinary tradition of Piedmont. We seek for purity in our work, preserving its natural energy and wish it will always go along well with the most joyful moments of our lives and that of our friends." (Milena Vaira)

DESCRIPTION:
Moscato d'Asti is a wine of little-known potential. Light and fragrant, fresh and without the cloying sweetness, it presents minerality and savory notes that allow you to experiment new food matching, or enjoy it by itself.

VARIETY:
100% Moscato

VINEYARDS AND TERROIR:
Three beautiful vineyards: Riforno and San Donato in Mango, and Moncucco in Santo Stefano Belbo. Old deeply-rooted vines.

GROWING:
Vajra has always believed in sustainable agriculture and natural grassing of the vineyards. No irrigation is used and the thinning-out of the vines is decided according to each individual vintage.

VINTAGE:
The preceding winter was heavy with snowfall followed by a mild spring, but a very hot summer. As a result the growing season and ripening of the grapes was earlier than in other years. The vintage characterized by strong hailstorms very early (the first already on May 8) that significantly reduced yields. All this has led to attend one of the best vintages of the last years.

HARVEST AND WINEMAKING:
During the 2015 vintage, the Moscato harvest began on August 31st and ended on September 22nd. Gentle pressing and a brief cold settling before the fermentation, which lasted a week. The first bottling, already in November, allows the wine to cheer the Christmas tables.

TASTING NOTES:
Beautiful soft color with green reflections. Aromas of fruit with yellow flesh: apricot, peach, exotic fruits. Then elderflower, pear and sage. Delicate and persistent bubbles, refreshing and cleansing the palate. The balance between sweetness and freshness continues in a long and creamy finish, surprisingly savory.

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Product category: Piemont

Langhe DOC Nebbiolo Claré J.C. 2015

Denominazione di Origine Controllata

Ampeloscopio Vajra

"The description of Nebbiolo given by Thomas Jefferson in 1787, set us on a journey to dig in the days pre-Juliette Colbert ... What we found was fascinating: from the letters by Anna Riccardi Candiani to Renato Ratti, from Gian Battista Croce, the royal jeweler from the House of Savoy, to Father De Fanti, friar in Cherasco, and many "winemaking protocols" for Nebbiolo. Here we noticed the preference for light-colored, sparkling and sweet wines at the time. We discovered a new world…" (Giuseppe Vaira)

DESCRIPTION:
Produced with grapes from the younger vines of Nebbiolo, JC Claré reminds us of the true and forgotten history era of the piedmontese Nebbiolo, when from 16th century until the early 1950's, it still was vinified and enjoyed in its lightest and fresh garment.

VARIETY:
100% Nebbiolo

VINEYARDS AND TERROIR:
A range of vineyards starting in Barolo, opening up to Novello and reaching out to Bricco Bertone in Sinio.

GROWING:
Vajra has always believed in sustainable agriculture and natural grassing of the vineyards. No irrigation is used and the thinning-out of the vines is decided according to each individual vintage.

VINTAGE:
The preceding winter was heavy with snowfall followed by a mild spring, but a very hot summer. As a result the growing season and ripening of the grapes was earlier than in other years. The vintage characterized by strong hailstorms very early (the first already on May 8) that significantly reduced yields. All this has led to attend one of the best vintages of the last years. In 2015 Nebbiolo has arrived at perfect maturity, slightly early compared to the average of recent years, but the excellent weather conditions enabled a significant accumulation of polyphenols, allowing us to assist one of the best vintages of the last years.

HARVEST AND WINEMAKING:
The harvest of Nebbiolo for the Claré JC 2015 started on September 25th. The manual selection, as well as transportation in small crates, helped to keep the fruits intact and bring beautiful clusters to the cellar. Less than a week of fermentation and a small part of whole cluster fermentation.

AGEING:
Steel tanks and bottling in the spring following the harvest, help to preserve the unique freshness of this wine.

TASTING NOTES:
Light ruby color, slightly sparkling and very fresh, eye-catching. Spices and red fruits and a vibrant minerality, the JC is to be consumed fresh and a versatile wine: to be drunk in summer time and an ideal companion for cold cuts and lightly fried foods. An unprecedented expression of Nebbiolo with which one will be able to surprise even the most skeptical friends!

CURIOSITY:
- The name "Claré JC" encloses the exegesis of this wine: Claré indicates the old winemaking style: lighter and gently sparkling; J. is the tribute to Jefferson (author of the first note we found on the Nebbiolo in the 17th century) and C. for Darrell Corti of Corti Bros, the most humble and most incredible connoisseur of food and wine. Darrell has been a pioneer in Piedmont, many years ago, when he discovered the sparkling and semi-sweet Nebbiolo (one of the last before the decline) with which he celebrated his graduation in the 1950's. To him our gratitude for the strong encouragement and support." (Giuseppe Vaira)
- The new label was defined in 2016. On the market you will find some bottles with the first, pilot label, used only on vintage 2014 and partly on 2015.
- 2014 was the first vintage produced. Slightly tannic and full colored, it was our first "reasoned test” of winemaking. We followed the protocols of the past.

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