G.D. Vajra Langhe Nebbiolo Clare J.C. 2019

Synopsis, Our Opinion: A light Nebbiolo that was both fresh as a Spring shower and long on substance.

Producer/Winery: G.D. Vajra; Barolo, Italy.

Grape Variety: Nebbiolo.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Langhe; Piedmont, Italy.

Vintage: 2019

Price: $19.80 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Red chili, coleslaw and cornbread


    Opened and decanted 90 minutes before drinking. Clear, pale purple color, with a slightly lighter rim. New leather and cherry aromas. Smooth entry with a mouthfeel that was bone dry, thin, vibrant and with a touch of sparkle. Tart cranberry, cherry and strawberry fruit flavors with intermittent tastes of dried figs. Just the right amount of bright acidity, smooth, but dominating grippy tannins and a mouth puckering fruit finish with just a splash of spice at the very end. It was so flavorful and mouth filling it was like a full body red. Even with the 90-minute decanting the third pour was significantly more refined. We called it a light Nebbiolo that was both fresh as a Spring shower and long on substance. We really enjoyed it with our casual chili dinner and the wine made it memorable.

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Alcohol Content: 13.5%

Closure: Aluminum 45mm Reconstructed cork.

UPC Code: 6 95798 11222 8

Imported by: Vajra USA; Manhasset, New York.