Vajra, DOC Langhe Nebbiolo, Italy
- 100% Nebbiolo
Vajra’s focus for the Langhe Nebbiolo Nebbiolo is purity of aromatics. Fruit are from young vines, including Bricco Bertone. Grapes are hand-picked early in the morning to capture its quint- essential character. Vinifcation is long and extremely gentle to retain lift and tension in this wine.
Our Langhe Nebbiolo ages for usually 8 to 14 months. It is a wide range, in order to respect the uniqueness of each vintage and patiently await for the optimal bottling time. Most of the ageing is carried in stainless-steel vats, with a minor fraction of the wine being in neutral oak only when needed.
Nebbiolo is harvested usually between the second half of September and the beginning of October. Picking decisions are individual to each site, and we sometimes opt for multiple passages to respect the diversity of each vine. Fermentation lasts for an average of 15-20 days in vertical vats, and is followed by spontaneous malolactic fermentation.
2017 displays an alluring bright ruby red colour. Perfumes are vibrant, with lots of raspberry tones, followed by red cherry and stone fruits, ramassin plum and orals. In the palate, this Nebbiolo is generous and vibrant, fresh, with reminescence of raspberry and a hint of fresh mountain strawberry. There is plenty of red tones supported by elegant and gracious tannins and a delicious, lifted nish.