G.D. Vajra Riesling

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G.D. Vajra Riesling

  • VARIETY: 100% Riesling. 50% clones from Geisenheim, 25% ancient Alsatian selections, 25% antique selections from Palatinate.

  • VINEYARD AND TERROIR: The first vineyard dedicated to Riesling (1985) was the one in Fossati, located in the highest part of Barolo and facing the morning sun. The soil is a singular composition of gravel and sand. The second vineyard (2000), North-East exposed, is situated in the region known as Bertone (Sinio), a lower hill and characterized by limestone and homogeneous soils.

  • HARVEST AND WINEMAKING: The Riesling harvest takes place in the first half of September and goes on for about two to three weeks. The harvest, as well as the transport in small crates, is 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. Gentle pressing and a brief cold settling before fermentation.

  • AGING: Steel up to the first half of the spring after harvest.