Langhe Nebbiolo, G.D. Vajra
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Langhe Nebbiolo, G.D. Vajra - 2022

Item # 15483 750mL

Younger vines of Nebbiolo go into this early-drinking bottle from the Langhe. Aged in tank as well as some neutral oak before bottling. Sturdy on the palate with rose aromas, dark fruits and spices. Pair with brisket and gravy.

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This is Nebbiolo for Burgundy lovers. G.D. Vajra wines are consistently elegant and focused solely on the purity of the fruit. Vibrant, sappy dark cherry notes, a touch of mint, with tons of extract, no oak, medium tannins, balanced acidity, and minerality. That's right, (shockingly) no tar, no roses. Sounds more like a Chambolle-Musigny than a Barolo, doesn't it? Nebbiolo gets a (mostly warranted) reputation for being a grape that needs age before it softens and becomes enjoyable. However, the Vajra wines accomplish the rare feat of being brilliant while young, and retaining the potential for gaining complexity with age. A rare treat at an incredible price.

- RG



The most famous grape in Piedmont is the noble Nebbiolo, which makes the long-lived Barolo and Barbaresco. There are plenty of Nebbiolo-based wines that are quite enjoyable in their youth, however, often produced in smaller, lesser-known regions such as Ghemme or Gattinara. Several other Piedmontese grapes make striking and delicious wines: Pelaverga produces light-colored reds with distinctive notes of strawberry, cherry, and pink peppercorn. The red Freisa is vinified in a variety of styles:...

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