G.D. Vajra Albe Barolo


In 1971, Aldo Vajra, then still a university student, was one of the earliest to adopt organic farming in Piemonte. Vineyards have been nurtured, and soil preserved, by grassing and spontaneous cover crop for almost 50 years now. They are sustainable and organic certified. Albe is their tribute to the tradition and its ‘Maestri’. It’s a blend of high-elevation Barolo vineyards where, every day, we see three beautiful sunrises or "Albe". 2019 was marked by an early bud break, a late flowering and a slow and progressive ripening, with low yields from the very beginning of the season. 2019 Barolo Albe features a classic pigeon blood garnet color, with a very lively core. A rush of red berries, raspberries, and red currants is wrapped by a layer of sweet spices on the nose. The mouthfeel opens with a gorgeous balance, great energy and refined tannins, and the aftertaste echoes the aromatics with lingering complexity.