GD Vajra Barolo Bricco delle Viole 2017 Bottle size: 1500ml

Italy, Piedmont
R2,650
In stock
(3 In Stock)

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96
WE
Large format
New
‘Aromas of underbrush, pine forest, woodland berries and cedar form the enticing nose. Full-bodied and savory, the structured palate delivers ripe Morello cherry, raspberry compote, star anise and cinnamon before closing on pipe tobacco notes. Tightly knit but refined tannins provide the backbone, while surprisingly fresh acidity for the hot vintage keeps it balanced. 2024–2032. Kerin O’Keefe’ – Kevin O’free, Wine Enthusiast, 96/100

‘The 2017 Barolo Bricco delle Viole is classy and elegant to the core. Medium in body and wonderfully translucent, the 2017 captures all of the finesse of this site. Naturally, the 2017 also shows the ripeness of the year, but it retains its sublime sense of poise. The 2017 Bricco delle Viole is one of the clear stand outs of the year.’ – Antonio Galloni, Vinous, 95/100

‘The backbone of Vajra’s Bricco delle Viole comes from a parcel established in 1949. As of 2017, it sees a new addition of plantings from 1931. Most of the grapes were picked in the first week of October and given a lengthy maceration of 58 days. Precise and pure, this opens with cherry, raspberry and cranberry, while nuances of fresh earth, wild herb and incense permeate. The palate is taut; its upfront tannins long, firm and powdery. Surprisingly sinewy and racy, it has a sour red cherry and brushwood finish. Not a crime to open now, but I will wait. 2023 – 2035.’ – Michaela Morris, Decanter, 95/100

More Information
Condition New
Winemaker GD Vajra
Alcohol 14.5%
Body Medium-bodied
Blend information 100% Nebbiolo
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Nebbiolo
Rating WE 96
Producer information GD Vajra estate is named after Giuseppe Domenico Vajra who founded the estate in 1972. Located in the highest village of Barolo, the vineyards are run by Giuseppe's son Aldo and his family. The vineyards sit at high altitudes of up to 400 metres, this creates thermal changes which ripen the fruit slowly and allow the concentration of noble and delicate aromas. GD Vjara have been pioneers of organic farming since 1971.
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