G.D. Vajra, Barolo Albe 2016Regular price $50.00 Save $-50.00
The G.D. Vajra winery was created in 1972 by Aldo and Milena Vaira, initially from vineyards planted by Aldo’s father in 1947. The winery was named for Aldo’s father, Giuseppe Domenico Vajra, because at the time Aldo was not old enough to establish the winery in his own name. Today the family has 40 hectares under vine in Barolo and other surrounding appellations. Their prized holdings in Bricco delle Viole were planted in 1949 by Aldo’s grandfather. Milena and Aldo’s three children – Giuseppe, Francesca, and Isidoro – are all involved in the family winery operation situated in the village of Vergne. The family is hard-working, passionate, and caring. Their focus is on building something for their children, caring about the community, and cementing the stories of the regions’ past. The family is longtime friends of Hart & Cru. They continue to uphold their passion for quality wine and the people who surround them.
Albe is an ode to the traditional Barolo, which was always blended from different vineyards. Its name Albe refers to the sunrise, indicating the three separate sunrises that take place over each vineyard with its unique sun exposure and elevation. Albe is aged in large Slavonian oak casks for 30 months and blended before its bottling.