G.D. Vajra Barbera d'Alba Superiore

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G.D. Vajra Barbera d'Alba Superiore

  • VARIETY: 100% Barbera

  • VINEYARD AND TERROIR: Up to 1998, the Barbera Superiore was made exclusively from a selection of the Barbera grapes of Bricco delle Viole vineyard on the most western slopes of Barolo. Its soil is made up of white clay marne, rich in magnesium and manganese, with limited levels of iron. Our family is proud to save these ancient vines of Barbera in the middle of our best Nebbiolo vineyards. Today, fruit from the vineyard Bricco Bertone at the left side of Talloria River is also used. It has the same origins and qualities as the well-known bordering Serralunga d’Alba crus. The particular composition and nature of the soils, the steep slopes, Talloria River on one side and a wonderful woodland on the other made Vajra fall in love with this vineyard. The logical consequence is a deep respect for this uncontaminated land.

  • HARVEST AND WINEMAKING: The harvest, as well as the transportation of grapes takes place in small crates, which are manually carried out to preserve the whole fruit. A triple selection ensures the best quality of the grapes: first in the vineyard, observing the grapes on the vine, and later with a double sorting in the cellar. Maceration is exceptionally long: about 35 days before racking. The warmth of spring helps the malolactic fermentation, which is essential to smooth the acidity of Barbera and make the wine bloom.

  • AGING: 22 months in 25hl Slavonian oak casks and some play by second pass.