G. D. Vajra Barbera d'Alba 2018
|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Barbera d'Alba|
|Brand||G. D. Vajra|
The 2018 Barbera D'Alba has a deep purple color. The nose is vibrant and combines vivid red and black fruits with sweet spices and aromatic herbs. Hints of anise and graphite add complexity to the wine. The palate is succulent and incredibly layered, yet bright with elegant acidity, strawberries, cherries, a whif e of white pepper and a mineral long nish.
The G.D. Vajra 2018 Barbera d'Alba sees fruit sourced from different sites in Barolo that represent the three main soil types of the area. The wine goes through a simple stainless steel winemaking process, and this cool vintage delivers focused and linear aromas. You get dark fruit and cassis with some soft earthy tones and a hint of tobacco leaf. This is a steady, mid-weight wine to pair with foods cooked with butter or cream. Maybe a nice risotto? The balanced acidity you get here will cut through those foods. Some 36,000 bottles were released earlier this year.