GD Vajra Barolo Coste di Rose 2017 Bottle size: 750ml

Italy, Piedmont
R925
In stock
(11 In Stock)

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94
WA
New
‘With fruit from higher-elevation vineyards in the village of Barolo, the 2017 Barolo Coste di Rose is quite elegantly downplayed and fragile. The wine reveals wild berry, cassis and lots of blue flower or lilac. A pretty mineral note recalls crushed limestone and is present through the long and polished mouthfeel. This wine overperforms, considering the challenges of this vintage that saw extreme weather, from spring frost to scorching summer temperatures. These vineyard sites performed better than most. 2024 – 2038.’ – Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, 94/100

‘The 2017 Barolo Coste di Rose is pretty, supple and inviting. Some of the tannins need to resolve, but this is a young Barolo after all. The Coste di Rose doesn't have the sensuality of the Albe or the pedigree of the Viole, but it nevertheless has so much to give. Crushed flowers, sweet red berry fruit, mint, crushed rocks and sage are some of the many notes that linger. I won't be surprised if the 2017 is even better than this note suggests once it softens a bit. 2025 – 2042.’ – Antonio Galloni, Vinous, 93/100

‘Sweet-strawberry, flower, iodine and stone aromas follow through to a full body with firm, polished tannins that show finesse and form. Give it a year or two to soften and come together.’ – James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, 93/100

More Information
Condition New
Winemaker GD Vajra
Alcohol 14%
Blend information 100% Nebbiolo
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Nebbiolo
Rating WA 94
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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