Vajra, Albe, DOCG Barolo
- 100% Nebbiolo
Albe® is a tribute to the masters of the 1950s and 60s, to those winemakers who had the vision and the taste to blend some of the most amazing crus in order to achieve a Barolo of balance and charme. This is a blend of high-elevation vineyards. Albe means ‘sunrises’, as you can see the sun rising three times every morning on the vineyards that compose this blend.
High-elevation vineyards for Barolo Albe are usually picked in the second half of Nebbiolo harvest. Vinication is made in custom-designed vertical tini, with gentle punch down and rinsing of the cap. Maceration lasts 25 days on average. Malolactic is held in stainless steel, the following spring. Albe rests on average between 30 and 36 months in Slavonian oak casks of large capacity: 40, 50 and 75hL. The wine is usually raked once a year. Blending is decided in the spring prior to bottling.
Albe is a blend of wonderful Barolo vineyards ranging from south-south-east to south-west.
2015 is one of the most vibrant and elegant vintages for GD Vajra’s Barolo Albe. Red fruit aromatics wrap all senses. The fresh, pure aromatics allow this wine to be enjoyed young with a plenitude of pairing, or to be aged for approximately fteen yers after release.