G.D. Vajra Nebbiolo Langhe 2010

Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy

Item No. 128062
  • red wine
  • V92
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1999
  • WS85
  • 1998
  • WS87

Winemaker's Notes

Vajra's Langhe Nebbiolo is a pure expression of the grape variety. The grapes come from Barolo vineyards like Bricco delle Viole and Fossati but are under 20 years in age. It's not meant to be a 'little Barolo' but a picture of what the variety is without much winemaking in the way. Vinified in stainless steel and only a small percentage will be aged in wood in powerful vintages. This is a racy and delicious Nebbiolo that showcases the ethereal side of Nebbiolo, the floral and spicy cherry, but also the tannin and power that we love.

Critical Acclaim

"Another highlight in this portfolio, the 2010 Langhe Nebbiolo is a deep, resonant wine endowed with serious structure and class. Dark red fruit, tobacco, mint and spices are some of the notes that emerge from the glass, but in the end, the 2010 is a wine of depth and structure. Although delicious today, the 2010 will start to blossom in another year or two. It shows remarkable depth and pure breed for a wine of its level. Readers looking for an easygoing Nebbiolo should look elsewhere. This is serious juice. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020. "
92 Points

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Learn About G.D. Vajra

The winery is located at West side of Barolo Common, in Vergne locality. Inherited in 1972 by Aldo Vaira it's, today, a solid reality where the wine quality and the love for work are principal features. Here, the typical vines of Piedmont are cultivated with a great respect for the vocation of every plot of land. The history says that these lands have been formed millions of...

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Learn About Piedmont

(PEED-mont) Piedmont is located in the Northwest area of Italy, hugging the Mediterranean coast. The regional capital, Turin, is situated smack in the middle of the province. Being close to the alps, the area enjoys a high altitude, with the best vineyards benefiting from the hills and elevation. Known for its famous sub-districts, Piedmont delivers some of the most...

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Learn About Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo(neh-bee-OH-low) The King of Piedmont Nebbiolo is the key grape in the wines of Barolo and Barbaresco. It is not the most planted variety, but it does make the most distinctive and age-worthy wines. Native to Piedmont, Nebbiolo is a bit of a soil snob - it's finicky about where it grows and has long been the honored red grape of Northern Italy...

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