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2021 Dolcetto d'Alba, G.D. Vajra, Piedmont, Italy

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2021 Dolcetto d'Alba, G.D. Vajra, Piedmont, Italy

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OVERVIEW

An aromatic, pure and driven Dolcetto masterclass from G.D Vajra from another high altitude vineyard. This wine offers plenty of spicy red fruit and hallmark freshness of this producer.

A food lovers dream wine with no oak influence, this wine is about the most focused expression of the Dolcetto grape on the market, great for WSET students looking for typicity and wine lovers looking for deliciousness!

CRITIC REVIEWS (2020)

The 2020 Dolcetto d’Alba is absolutely gorgeous. Bright red berry fruit, spice and floral accents all grace this energetic, vibrant, mid-weight Dolcetto. The Vajra Dolcetto is done entirely in steel. It is as classic as it gets. There’s lovely freshness here. 90 Points. Antonio Galloni

FOOD PAIRING INSPIRATION

A simple homemade pizza or tomato based pasta dish is the perfect accompaniment to this Dolcetto.

VINTAGE AND WINEMAKING

The 2021 vintage was a mixed vintage with low yields for many grape types in the Piedmont but the Dolcetto was picked fairly early compared to the Nebbiolo.

The Dolcetto harvest typically occurs in the first half of September. The grapes are collected manually. Fermentation lasts 7-15 days depending on the vintage. Bottling in the spring following the harvest, with the Easter moon.

PRODUCER NOTES

A pioneer in Barolo and the Piedmont through his lifetime, Aldo Vajra founded his estate in the 1970s and throughout this time has advocated wines from high altitude vineyards and developed wines from indigenousness grapes (like the amazing Freisa that Vajra have made their own) and brought grapes into the region to flourish like the Rhine Riesling.

The family still continue to innovate with research into soils and climate changes whilst managing to produce exceptional wines of power and finesse in every vintage.

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SERVICE AND STORAGE TIPS

This wine should be stored around 12°C and served between 16-18°C. We recommend an hour in the decanter to make the most of the wine.

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    2021 Dolcetto d'Alba, G.D. Vajra, Piedmont, Italy

    Wine Card
    Wine Producer G.D Vajra
    Wine Region Piedmont
    Wine Classification Dolcetto D'Alba DOC
    Wine Type Red
    Grape Variety Dolcetto
    Vintage 2021
    Vintage Quality TBA
    Maturity Drinking Now
    Body Mid Bodied
    Sweetness Dry
    Alcohol % 12.5%
    Bottle Type Burgundy 75cl
    Serving Temperature 16-18°C
    Food Pairing Tomato pastas, Pizza
    Awards 90 Points - Antonio Galloni

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