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G.D. Vajra Moscato d'Asti 2012

G.D. Vajra Moscato d'Asti 2012

750ML    
Sku: 051043

G.D. Vajra was founded in 1972 by husband and wife Aldo and Milena Vaira. When Aldo inherited almost 100 acres of vineyards in Vergne the highest village in the Commune of Barolo he broke from family tradition and began producing wines under his own label. The wines are made from 100% estate fruit that is triple sorted by hand. For more than 40 years, this wonderfully humble and hardworking couple has crafted soulful and honest expressions of Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto, Moscato and Riesling. G.D. Vajra is entirely a family affair. The winery was named after Aldo’s father, Giuseppe Domenico, and Aldo and Milena work with their daughter Francesca and sons, Giuseppe and Isidoro. Their guiding philosophy is simple - they are not modern, they are not traditional. They practice sustainable farming and craft sensitive, transparent wines of place by patiently and humbly allowing the fruit to dictate its own evolution. “I try to make wines that give people joy. In the past, wine was food, it was necessary for sustenance. Today that is not the case; we choose to drink for pleasure. I want to make wines that bring people happiness. ~ Aldo Vajra

Tasting notes
The wine was fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks to preserve freshness and varietal aromas and flavors. A Moscato made in true Piedmonte tradition, this fruity, effervescent wine offers attractive and pure aromas and flavors of white stone fruits, sweet citrus and spring florals. Nuanced acidity and minerality give lift to the fine and lingering finish.

Technical notes
This single vineyard offering is produced from grapes grown in Mango, a subappellation situated in the heart of Moscato d`Asti. The vines of this steep, six acre vineyard face south and were planted between 1986-2007. The hand-picked, triple sorted fruit was gently pressed and cold settled.

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Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub-Region: Moscato d'Asti
Grape Varietal: Muscat Blanc A Petits Grains
Type: Sparkling

Reg. 18.99

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