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G.D. Vajra Barolo Coste di Rose 2016

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The Vaira family's parcel in Coste di Rose in Barolo are gorgeously located on the top of the MGA, at 310m above sea level. It's a unique vineyard. The soil is dominated by a pure Arenaria di Diano, a Tortonian sandstone that delivers distinctive floral aromatics and a salty minerality. This cru is one of Barolo’s best-kept secrets, being located right in between Cannubi and Bussia, yet away from the beaten paths. Fruit is picked usually around the third week of October. Vinification occurs in custom-designed vertical tini, with gentle punch down and rinsing of the cap. Maceration lasts 40 to 50 days on average. Malolactic conversion takes place in stainless steel, the following spring. Coste di Rose is possibly the most approachable cru of Barolo at this stage, with roses and a floraldominated nose, combined with marasca cherry and hints of liquorice and mint. A very elegant and pleasurable structure that flows gracefully on the palate with a lingering and sapid finish. - Giuseppe Vaira

'A bit of a dark horse this wine, and certainly, the 2015 has blossomed since I reviewed it last year, having tasted it a fair few times since…

Such a seductive wine. Cherry, dark raspberry, dried roses, baking spices, liquorice and something a bit like Earl Grey tea. Medium-bodied, tannin that manages to be sweet and supple, yet dense and firm, a cool menthol note, with exotic spice and floral perfume, freshness and excellent length, all that delicious tea-like tannin pushing it out. Beautiful.' - 95+ points. Gary Walsh, Wine Front

Additional Information
SKU:
8026720111729
Group:
wine
Country:
Italy
Region:
Piedmont
Style:
Nebbiolo
Size:
750ml
Vault:
Yes
Type:
Red
Vintage:
2016