2016 G.D. Vajra 'Bricco delle Viole' Barolo Piedmont
Winemaker Notes: The 2016 Bricco delle Viole is one of the most complex wines we have released lately. Profound floral perfumes and minerality come out vividly, red and dark berries, sour cherry, lavender and graphite dominate the nose together with gentle scents of violet petal, rose bud and a hint of pine. 2016 Vintage reaches a beautiful balance of structure, aromatics and richness with a fresh finish.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - "From the Bricco delle Viole cru, or the vineyard most strongly associated with this historic estate, this is a versatile or "evergreen" wine that always delivers consistent results. The G.D. Vajra 2016 Barolo Bricco delle Viole sees fruit from a seven-hectare vineyard with high exposures positioned at 400 to 480 meters above sea level. This site shows characteristic Tortonian-era soils classified as Sant'Agata marl with fossils. These soils have an enormous capacity to regulate the ripening process, resulting in the longer growing seasons relished by the Nebbiolo grape. In a word, the profile here is classic. You get delicate fruit tones and wild rose with camphor ash, licorice and tar. The wine is beautifully harmonious and ethereal."
James Suckling - "The nose is packed with blue flowers, such as violets, iodine and blueberries. Very charming, seductive aromas here. The palate has such plush, long and expansive style. Elegant and smooth, it delivers an expansive bloom of fragrance and flavor at the finish. Effortless and layered. This is a star of the vintage. Drink now and for two decades."
Wine Spectator - "Mint and cut grass aromas give way to cherry, black currant and raspberry fruit in this juicy red. Tar, tobacco and eucalyptus accents add depth as this builds to a long, gripping finish. Shows fine balance and length. Best from 2023 through 2046."
Shop By Region: Piedmont, Italy
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