G D Vajra - Dolcetto d'Alba 'Coste e Fossati' 2008Intensley Perfumed
Dark red in colour with touches of purple.
Intensely perfumed on the nose with ripe red berry and cherry fruit character and floral notes.
On the palate it displays similar berry and cherry fruit character with excellent balance and a supple tannin structure.
It is delicate and elegant with a long, complex finish.
Vajra's 'Coste e Fossati' Dolcetto, is one of the stars of the range, and is produced with grapes from his two best Dolcetto vineyards. He proves that with good vineyard husbandry, a Dolcetto of intensity and balance can be produced without the need felt by many of his peers, to bolster the wine with Cabernet or Syrah. Soils in these vineyards are limestone and marl. The Coste di Vergne is 1.9 hectares at an altitude of 420-480 metres above sea level and has a western exposure.
It was planted in 1982 and 1995 with a plant density of 4,400 vines per hectare. The Fossati vineyard is 1.6 hectares at an altitude of 430-490m with an easterly exposure. It was planted in 1981 and has a plant density of 4,400 plants per hectare.
Harvest is done by hand before the third week in September.