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G.D. VAJRA Bricco Viole, Barolo 2014

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96 points - AG 96 AG 95 points - WaS 95 WaS 94 points - DE 94 DE G.D. VAJRA Bricco Viole, Barolo 2014 G.D. VAJRA Bricco Viole, Barolo 2014

G.D. VAJRA Bricco Viole, Barolo 2014

'Bricco delle Viole is like a cut of silk: pure, elegant, and ethereal. Born on the highest hill of Barolo, a promontory facing south, embraced by the Alps. It receives the first morning sun and the last ray of the evening. In autumn this vineyard seems to float above the fog, as if detached from time and light. The vineyard features material from 1949 and successive plantings in 1963, 1968 and 1985. Bricco delle Viole possesses extremely white soils. Rich in limestone, magnesium and manganese, with the contribution of high altitude and the afternoon breeze, these soils create wines rich in finesse, floral aromas and freshness. The old vines of Bricco delle Viole are the last to be harvested -- a wait that makes our heart beat faster, because the weather can change rapidly in autumn. But the patience of the farmer knows that the wait will be rewarded with high aromatic complexity and extreme finesse. The fruit undergoes a long maceration -- as long as 45 days -- including some time with a submerged cap. Malolactic conversion takes place in steel in the spring following the harvest. It's then aged for 32 months in large Slavonian oak casks before bottling'. -- Giuseppe Vajra
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'Bricco delle Viole is like a cut of silk: pure, elegant, and ethereal. Born on the highest hill of Barolo, a promontory facing south, embraced by the Alps. It receives the first morning sun and the last ray of the evening. In autumn this vineyard seems to float above the fog, as if detached from time and light. The vineyard features material from 1949 and successive plantings in 1963, 1968 and 1985. Bricco delle Viole possesses extremely white soils. Rich in limestone, magnesium and manganese, with the contribution of high altitude and the afternoon breeze, these soils create wines rich in finesse, floral aromas and freshness. The old vines of Bricco delle Viole are the last to be harvested -- a wait that makes our heart beat faster, because the weather can change rapidly in autumn. But the patience of the farmer knows that the wait will be rewarded with high aromatic complexity and extreme finesse. The fruit undergoes a long maceration -- as long as 45 days -- including some time with a submerged cap. Malolactic conversion takes place in steel in the spring following the harvest. It's then aged for 32 months in large Slavonian oak casks before bottling'. -- Giuseppe Vajra
  • Style: Nebbiolo
  • Vintage: 2014
  • Region: Barolo DOCG
  • Code: BBVV
  • Varietal: Nebbiolo
  • Country: Italy

Region Barolo DOCG

Barolo is a red Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) wine produced in the northern Italian region of Piedmont. It is made from the Nebbiolo grape and is considered one of Italy's greatest wines. Some would say it is pre-eminent. Five townships (Barolo, La Morra, Castiglione Falletto, Monforte d'Alba and Serralunga d'Alba) account for roughly 90% of Barolo production. The entire appellation consists of 11 townships, 2000ha of vineyards and 700 wineries that produced 13 million bottles in 2015, of which some 80% was exported. The other townships of Barolo are Cherasco, Diano d'Alba, Grinzane Cavour, Novello, Roddi and Verduno. Although production codes have always stipulated that vineyards must be located on hillsides, the most recent revision of the production code released in 2010 goes further, categorically excluding valley floors, humid and flat areas, areas without sufficient sunlight, and areas with full-on northern exposures. Barolo is often described as having
Barolo is a red Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) wine produced in the northern Italian region of Piedmont. It is made from the Nebbiolo grape and is considered one of Italy's greatest wines. Some would say it is pre-eminent. Five townships (Barolo, La Morra, Castiglione Falletto, Monforte d'Alba and Serralunga d'Alba) account for roughly 90% of Barolo production. The entire appellation consists of 11 townships, 2000ha of vineyards and 700 wineries that produced 13 million bottles in 2015, of which some 80% was exported. The other townships of Barolo are Cherasco, Diano d'Alba, Grinzane Cavour, Novello, Roddi and Verduno. Although production codes have always stipulated that vineyards must be located on hillsides, the most recent revision of the production code released in 2010 goes further, categorically excluding valley floors, humid and flat areas, areas without sufficient sunlight, and areas with full-on northern exposures. Barolo is often described as having the aromas of tar and roses, and the wines are noted for their ability to age. They usually take on a rust red tinge as they mature. Barolo must be aged for at least 38 months after the harvest before release, of which at least 18 months must be in wood. When subjected to aging of at least five years before release, the wine can be labeled Riserva. In the past, Barolos tended to be high in tannin, taking 10 years or more to soften and become ready for drinking. Beginning in the 1970s and 1980s, a new generation of winemakers have developed a ‘modern’ style of Barolo based on improved viticulture and grape quality, less extractive winemaking and new approaches to oak maturation. The entrenched views of both the ‘modernists’ and ‘traditionalists’ have moderated over time, with the result that today the overall quality of Barolo is undoubtedly the best it has ever been. Barolo and neighbouring Barbaresco form part of the recently created UNESCO World Heritage site, Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont: Langhe-Roero and Monferrato; testament to the stunning beauty of their viticultural landscapes.
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