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G D VAJRA - Barolo 'Le Albe' 2006

Italian Barolo Red Wine
G D VAJRA - Barolo 'Le Albe' 2006

Country of Origin

Italy

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  • ABV14.5%
  • Grape TypeNebbiolo
  • Vintage2006

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Le Albe is made from fruit from younger vines and therefore is slightly lighter in style than Aldo Vajra's 'Bricco delle Viole' Barolo.

Ruby/garnet in colour, with a lovely forward perfume of autumn fruit, plums and prunes with a touch of pine and a floral note.

On the palate, it has great intensity, with evolved fruit characters, powerful tannins and a long, smoky finish.

The grapes for this wine are grown in three different vineyards: Fossati which faces southeast and is planted between 1969 - 2004; Coste di Vergne which faces southwest, planted in 1995 and the 180° east-west vineyard of La Volta, planted between 1998 - 2000. The vineyards are located at 400-440m above sea level. Sustainable viticulture is used on all the vineyards and there is no irrigation. Training is by mixed guyot and a green harvest usually takes place according to vigour and the climate during the growing season.

Fermentation (with indigenous yeasts) and maceration lasted 20 days, at temperatures not exceeding 32°C with traditional punch downs. Malolactic fermentation followed for the first year in 25-50Hl Slovenian oak casks. The wine remained in oak for a total of 42 months before bottling.

Top 10 Recommendation Decanter, 01 Jun 10 - Attractive nose with layers of red cherry and plum fruit. Complex on the nose with nice scented characters wrapped with fine tannins and a fresh finish.

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