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G.D. Vajra Barolo & Friends Wine Tasting
Wed 18 January 2017, 19:00 – 21:00 GMT
We are delighted to welcome Guiseppe Vajra from G.D. Vajra in Italy to host an in-depth tasting on their fantastic wines including their flagship Barolo wines.
Please note that this is a ticketed event and space is limited, so you must pre-book to attend this tasting.
Event Price: £30/seat
Milena and Aldo Vajra began the winery in 1972, producing small quantities of Piemontese wines from vineyards planted by Aldo’s father in 1947.Aldo has been gradually increasing the area under vine to 60 hectares, of which 10 are Nebbiolo for Barolo, located in such strategic spots as Bricco delle Viole, Fossati, La Volta and Coste di Vergne. A traditionalist, Aldo adheres to old-style winemaking methods, such as long ageing in barrel for his Barolo, but combines this with new techniques, such as a judicious use of oak, to produce superbly elegant wines. This elegance, aligned with a vibrancy and depth derived from exemplary viticulture, gives wines of wonderful varietal character. His Barbera, scented, balanced and lively, is a classic, while his Dolcetto shows all the positive characteristics - but none of the negatives - of this difficult variety. His Langhe Nebbiolo is a classically defined example of this variety that is unusually drinkable at such an early stage. The Barolo 'Le Albe' offers superb value and is ideal for early drinking, while Aldo's masterpiece, the single vineyard 'Bricco delle Viole', is intense and elegant - a Chambolle to Massolino's Gevrey style wines.