2014 G D Vajra Barbera d'Alba Superiore

- 750 ml
92+
VM
Availability: In Stock
$27.95
Availability: In stock
Product ID
83933-750-AI

Wine Critic Reviews:

...2014 Barbera d'Alba Superiore might very well turn out to be better than the 2013! Vibrant, lively and intense, the 2014 possesses striking aromatics and tons of sheer appeal. Vibrant sweet red/purplish fruit, blood orange, sweet spices and hard candy infuse this exceptionally beautiful vibrant Barbera.

Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media | 92+ VM
An elegant Barbera, this reveals black currant and blackberry fruit and spice and violet accents, with a firm, dense structure. Remains bright and long on the finish. Drink now through 2021. 900 cases made.

Wine Spectator | 90 WS

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Availability In Stock
Vintage 2014
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country Italy: What are the first things that come to mind when thinking about Italy and Italian culture? There's one thing that nearly everyone tends to mention, it's the food - and where there's fine food, there is almost always fine wine. Italy is the most prolific wine region in the world, outclassing even France in terms of production quantity. Even if you're a complete wine novice, you have almost certainly heard of names such as Barolo and Barbaresco, Italy's most famous wine styles. When it comes to soil composition and other geographical characteristics, Italy offers a lot of diversity, and this never fails to show in the wines themselves.
Producer GDVajra
Rating 92+ VM
Region Piedmont: Italian culture values the unbreakable bond we share with family and very few things showcase that connection quite like a shared meal. Therefore, it's only natural that wine would also take its place as an important cultural aspect. Fine Italian produce always goes well with a variety of dishes, and that makes these wines an incredibly popular choice among wine enthusiasts who appreciate a good get-together. The foothills of the Alps help define this region's significantly colder, continental winter climate, but during the summer, the conditions are similar to the region of Burgundy. Flavor-wise, this region has a mind-boggling variety to offer. Not only is there a healthy selection of approved grapes to work with, but the soil often varies from estate to estate, letting every wine stand out. Expect to encounter powerful notes of rose petal flavor, spices, cherries, dried herbs, anise, and many more. Every bottle has a story to tell. Those of you with a tendency to hoard and collect fine wines will be especially intrigued, as Piedmont wines tend to mature extremely well, developing nuance and becoming more and more delicious as time goes on.
Type of Wine Italy (Other): There are dozens of grape varietals grown in Italy so no wonder they produce such a broad range of most exquisite wines. Some of the most cultivated red varieties are Nebbiolo, Aglianico, Sangiovese, and Barbera, while Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon are also popular. Among whites, you're likely to find Pinot Grigio, Trebbiano, or Vernaccia varietals.
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Varietal Barbera: Barbera has been in the three most frequently planted varietals in Italy and has seen more than its fair share of blend compositions. When allowed to produce a high yield, a lot of the richness and delicate flavor are lost, in favor of excessive acidity. However, with proper nurturing and pruning, a low-yield batch of Barbera grapes can produce what we can only describe as magic.
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