G D Vajra Dolcetto 2019

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Tasting Notes

Aromas of wild berries and mulberry, along with hints of white pepper, sweet spices, and fresh thyme lead to a burst of flavor. The palate offers blue fruits and fresh plums as well as touch of tartness that makes this wine very food-friendly. The wine is medium bodied and finishes with a touch of almond.



The Vajra family has owned vineyards in the Piedmont since the 1920s, but sharecroppers farmed most of their land. The family made a small quantity of Barolo, but family winemaking stopped when Giuseppe Domenico Vajra, though an anti-Fascist, was drafted into the Italian army. His son Aldo took over, reclaiming the farming of grapes and the making of wine. Aldo established a winery in 1972, named for his father, and released his first vintage in 1978. Today, he, his wife Milena (both patrons of art), and their three children work together. One day Aldo had a conversation with his oldest son Giuseppe, who wanted to become a heart surgeon, that changed the boy’s life. Aldo pointed to a painting and asked, “What would life be if you didn’t have beauty? You don’t need it to live, but life is not the same without it. Wine is like this.” Today Giuseppe is the international face of Vajra wines.


Food Pairing Suggestions

Charcuterie, Duck, Ham, Lamb, Mushrooms, Pizza, Roasted Root Vegetables, Thai or Vietnamese

Italy, Piedmont
Grape Varietal:
100% Dolcetto
$20.50 each