2017 Vajra Albe Barolo
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From an eagles nest over the town of Barolo itself, Albe unites a collective of vineyards with differing altitudes, exposures and sunrises. This intimate knowledge of a vineyard‘s gifts, and how best to harmonise them, was once the only way Barolo honoured its crus. This essence of respect for the rich wisdom of previous generations like Bartolo Mascarello and Teobaldo Cappellano, is not lost on the Vajra family.
Giuseppe Vajra, is a giant-hearted immensely likeable romantic. Philosophical, and hardworking, there’s clear engagement, belief and pride in the future of the region, with the humble sensibility of previous generations.
'A lovely fruit forward and charming Barolo here. Raspberry, cherry, menthol and sweet spices. Medium-bodied, spicy red fruits, perfume and juicy flavours. Tea leaf fragrance, a bit of liquorice and bergamot, gentle brick dust tannin, affable and succulent, with a long and cool mentholated finish. Drinking well now, but a few years will see it rise and shine.'
Gary Walsh, The Wine Front June 2021