G.D. Vajra Coste Di Rose Barolo

G.D. Vajra Coste Di Rose Barolo

G.D. Vajra

Regular price $160.00 Sale

Producer 

In the early 1970s, while many Piedmontese country residents were leaving rural areas to find work in larger cities, Aldo and Milena Vaira were establishing their vineyard and winery, G.D. Vajra, in the town of Vergne, within the commune of Barolo. Today, their son Giuseppe Vaira, who obtained an Oenology degree, runs the winery. Together with his siblings, they are dedicated to upholding traditional practices and respect for the land while also demonstrating innovation and forward-thinking. You may be wondering why their label is called 'G.D Vajra', and their surname is Vaira; that is an ode to a printing error that was made back in the 1920s that led to much confusion about the spelling of their surname. 

G.D Vajra is praised within the wine industry for making compelling Barolos, including a very popular 'value for money option' in their ‘Albe’ bottling, as well as exceptional examples of all the Piedmontese locals like Dolcetto, Barbera, Langhe Rosso, Langhe Nebbiolo, and also some whites. The G.D Vajra name is synonymous with exceptional quality and value, prestige, and, unfortunately, rarity. Sitting proudly at the top of the table with other heavy hitters like Massolino, G.B Burtollo, and Vietti. 

Tasting Note 

Sitting to the east of the village of Barolo on a sandy slope, Coste di Rose has a unique soil composition, resulting in a distinctive character of Mint as well as more classic notes found in Barolo like sweet spices, cherry, and rose petals. Coste di Rose is also known to be more approachable and graceful in its youth, with lifted floral aromas, silky tannins, and exuberant cherry fruit. A long, slow fermentation took 29 days with no additions before being aged in old Slavonian casks for a further 28 months before release. 

“It’s red fruited, floral, spicy. mint and liquorice-laced. Cherry and raspberry, supple powdery tannin grip, gently ferrous, quite spicy and clove perfumed, not quite sweet, but quite juicy all the same. Has some sandstone grip on the finish, but there’s perfume and charm laid on thick. Lovely wine.” - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front 94 Points