MOSCATO D'ASTI

2020 Azienda Agricola G.D. Vajra

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Grapes Moscato
Colour White
Origin Italy, Piedmont
Sub-district Asti

JancisRobinson.com Wine of the Week. What makes it so good? There are three unique qualities that we should cherish. Firstly, it really does smell and taste of grapes, unlike almost all other wines, and grapes taste delicious. Secondly, it has only 5.5% alcohol, which makes it drinkable with abandon. (Indeed, those first two points are closely related, since the interrupted fermentation process that keeps the alcohol low also retains those pure, unconverted grape flavours.) Thirdly, it is frizzante, which is not only an excellent word, but indicates a lightly sparkling style that I can't think of in any other wine.

The result is a foaming glass of sheer, unadulterated joy that I challenge anyone to drink without a smile.
Tamlyn Currin - www.JancisRobinson.com (May 2021)

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Azienda Agricola G.D. Vajra

The winery of G.D. Vajra was initially established in 1972, although the Vajra family dates back more than two centuries in the Barolo region. Aldo and his wife Milena own the vineyards, mainly all situated in Barolo. His winemaking techniques are quite traditional, using longer maceration times and primarily Slavonian casks for ageing. However he would not describe his style as tradtional, but forward thinking and happy to evolve depending on the vintage. As the vineyards are situated 400m above sea level, the grapes ripen later than in other areas, resulting in wonderfully fresh wines with balanced acidity.

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