Place: Piedmont, Italy
G.D. Vajra (pronounced Vaira) is now led by Giuseppe, the second generation of Vajra, a thoughtful winemaker working with respect to what was and a desire to explore what might be.
Their Barolos have become highly sought-after for their accessibility, purity and longevity.
Words from Giuseppe's Australian importer, Cellarhand:
"In the 1980s newlyweds Milena and Aldo were already cultivating a little area of Ravera planted to 100% Nebbiolo. This wine is the expression of a wait lasting more than 10 years, allowing the vines to mature and the wines to gain the right structure. It’s the sunniest, most silent and beautiful amphitheatre of the area. Ravera sits at an average elevation of 360 metres and is situated at the confluence of two different geological matrices. Over millions of years the layers were superimposed, creating a rather fragile soil subject to erosion, but with enormous potential. It is predominantly Sant’Agata fossil marl, interspersed with sand deposits rich in iron."