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G.D.Vajra Langhe Riesling Pètracine 2021

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Showing a delicate greenish tint when young, it leaves space for straw yellow hues as it develops. Yellow peaches and apricots in its youth, with delicate floral and citrus notes at its mid-life while showing minerality and flint stone with age. On the palate it is harmonious and geometrically precise, almost austere, surprises you with its refreshing and balanced acidity.

Brand: G.D.Vajra
Wine: Langhe Riesling Pètracine
Grape: Riesling
Type: White wine
Style: Aromatic & floral white
Food Match: Seafood, chicken and spicy Asian dishes
Alcohol: 14%
Bottle Size: 750ml
Region: Piedmont
Country: Italy

Aldo Vajra established the estate as a teenager between 1968 and 1972 and his sons Giuseppe and Isidoro now work together with him. The vineyards have been in the family since the 1920s but were given to share-croppers after the end of WWII until Aldo‘s passion brought him back to Barolo to claim the family legacy and farm it himself. With the advent of the DOC and the increase in interest for Barolo in the early 1970s, viticulture had once again became economically viable. Aldo has gradually increased the area under vine to the current 40 hectares, of which ten are planted with Nebbiolo for his Barolo, located in such prized vineyards as Bricco delle Viole, Fossati, La Volta, Coste di Vergne. Vajra`s vineyards are more than 50 years old and are located in the commune of Barolo, in Vergne, on the western border of the zone. The soil is rich in calcareous marl, with rocky outcrops, giving elegant, fragrant and particularly long-lived wines. The vineyards are situated about 400 metres above sea level. Vajra’s vineyards ripen later than in many other areas and crus in the region, with the result that his Barolos have always been quite distinctive: wines with fresh and lifted aromas, showing a judicious acidity that balances the generous fruit to give a lively and crisp style. 

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