G.D. Vajra Dolcetto d'Alba 2014

Vajra has as much passion and work just as hard for their Dolcetto as they do for their Nebbiolo. It's a vibrant and delicious wine that's full of dark fruit and aromas of herbs, red flowers ans spice. The wine rests in large neutral Slovenian oak cask for a short time so it can breath and reach wonderful vinous levels not seen in ordinary Dolcetto. Dolcetto of this quality is a fantastic food wine, try pairing with braised meats, osso buco, salumi, hearty meat and mushroom pastas. 2009 was a great vintage for this variety, Dolcetto ripens early and needs a good sunny run thru the late summer and early fall coupled with cool nights to finish the last of the phenolics and boost aromatics. [+]