A very attractive wine with dried berry notes and a savoury Italian character. This has some luscious fresh berry notes, with some well-balanced spice and weight. A combination of blackberries, cherries and liquorice.
A more juicy and approachable sangiovese than its big brother, Brunello. The blackberry, red and black cherry fruit is ripe and fragrant while the acidity keeps the wine fresh and vibrant on the palate. The wine still has good structure in the mouth with firm and ripe tannins that hold up well against rich food dishes.
Dolcetto is a delicate variety, that requires correct exposure, care and attention. For this reason Vajra’s Dolcetto is cultivated only on the most appropriate vineyards. Perfectly balanced with all the elements in harmony.
Azienda Loghi is a small family farm located in the province of Siena, Tuscany, situated within the up-and-coming Orcia Valley D.O.C., as well as an area called Crete Senesi, which is famous for their white truffles
Allegrini’s take on the “Ripasso” method is made from a portion of grapes dried just for this wine (and not from the Amarone pomace). It's a smooth, velvety wine with ripe, juicy dark fruit and silky tannins.
Very inviting spiced honeyed nose and some creamy, lightly spiced aromas as if it had some oak influence. Nutty, citrus, with just discernible floral and apricot notes. Full of flavour and yet restraint, cool and fresh and lingeringly elegant and aromatic.
Coste & Fossati is a selection of antique biotypes of Dolcetto, selected by Aldo Vajra between 1978 and 1985, and grafted in two of the best vineyards of Bricco di Vergne in Barolo (the vineyard Coste and Fossati). They produce an intense and spiced Dolcetto.
Deep scarlet-purple, with modest herbaceous, black fruit aromas. Plenty of tannins but beneath that a rich mix of balsamic, vegetal tartness and concentrated fruit. A wine with a robust and complex personality.
Fragrant aromas of Maraschino cherry, cinnamon and nutmeg are complemented by undertones of vanilla and anise. Full of juicy black fruit flavours, the palate is full bodied and well balanced with sweet, soft tannins with an aromatic, persistent finish.
Deep red in colour. Hints of blackberry and blackcurrants mix with spicy, balsamic notes on the nose. Great structure on the palate and a long, persistent finish.
The vineyards belonging to this estate are superb; low-trained and planted on the volcanic soils of the slopes of Mount Vulture at altitudes of up to 800 metres above sea level. The area is one of Italy's most remote and poorest. It is isolated and undeveloped and according to consultant winemaker Alberto Antonini, is like stepping back in time a few centuries.
You can see Lake Garda from the top of La Grola vineyard which was bought by Giovanni Allegrini in 1979 to create Valpolicella’s first single vineyard Corvina. Intense yet elegant with a bouquet of wild berries, juniper, tobacco and coffee.
Castagni Reverdito Barolo is brick red in colour with a nose of cherry, raspberry, strawberry, mocha, leather and floral notes. It is full-bodied with bright acidity, lean tannins, and rich flavors of raspberries, cherries, anise, oak and spice.
Aromas of herb, pressed rose, ripe berry and a funky whiff of farm animal come together on this. The firm palate offers tart red cherry, chopped herb and a balsamic note alongside bracing tannins and bright acidity. An earthy, bitter note of game marks the finish.
The wine has a lovely and intense dark garnet colour. It exudes aromas and flavours of black cherries, chocolate, coffee, and raisins, along with a note of almonds. Despite a formidable structure, the palate is velvety, spicy and elegant, with an extremely long and lingering finish.
The soil of La Rocca is unique in Soave being a limestone outcrop in a sea of basalt. Single vineyard made solely from Garganega grapes, this has pure aromas of almonds and honey, with an intense, concentrated palate.
This wine is a real rarity in Barolo: Aldo Vaira planted the first Riesling vineyard here, known as "Pétracine" in the local dialect. The vineyard is made up of cuttings received from Vajra's favourite producers of this variety.
Remarkably supple considering its youthfulness, this Brunello shows the classic characters of sweet toasty oak and earthy fruit that sangiovese typically produces. Complex and ripe tannic structure, this is a wine that will develop in bottle for a number of years to come but can give great pleasure now if decanted for a couple of hours prior to drinking.
Vajra's Barbera d’Alba comes from grapes grown on ancient soils, traced to three different geological ages: Tortonian, Serravallian and Messinian. The resulting wine is refined and savoury, charming and complex and easily combined with any meal.
This Barbera comes from the Conca Tre Pile vineyard which is situated on a steeply sloping part of the Bussia Soprana hill. Here the Barbera vines are up to 45 years old and give a full bodied, concentrated and spicy wine.