G.D. Vajra, 2016 Barbera Superiore
Old vines, many dating to the late 1940s. Hand harvested in small crates. 35 day maceration and fermentation before pressing into large Slavonian oak ovals for aging over a 24-28 month period.
Until 1998, the fruit for this wine came exclusively from and old-vine plot of Barbera located in the prized Barolo vineyard, Bricco delle Viole, above Verne, where the winery is located. Since then, an equal amount of fruit now comes from a steep sloped high quality vineyard, Bricco Bertone in Sinio, located in the Talloria valley near Serralunga d’Alba.
Deep purple color with a brooding and layered nose showing raspberry, red & black currants, and spicy plum. In the mouth, this is a very noble Barbera with great density, supple tannins and loads of red stone fruit. Shows well young, but will reward cellar aging of 5-10 years.