G D Vajra - Barolo 'Bricco delle Viole' 2007Italian Red
Deep ruby with a touch of garnet on the rim. This is classic Vajra, with lovely perfumes of dried rose petals, orange peel and violets. On the palate, there is plenty of fine grained, ripe, tannin in the characteristic Nebbiolo style, and lots of elegant, dark cherry fruit with savoury notes adding more depth. Long and perfumed on the finish.
The 'Bricco delle Viole' vineyard is located in the commune of Barolo. The average yield is 45 hectolitres per hectare. One part of the vineyard is planted with vines which are now over 50 years old and yield less than 30 hectolitres per hectare. Its high altitude and long ripening season gives it an aromatic complexity and richness lacking in lower vineyards.