2019 Barolo Le Albe, G.D. Vajra, Piedmont

2019 Barolo Le Albe, G.D. Vajra, Piedmont

Sourced from 3 vineyards (La Volta, Fossati and Coste di Vergne) with different expositions of up to 480 metres altitude benefitting from fossil and limestone marl soils, this wine is the most approachable in its youth, yet due to the wine’s innate quality has plenty of life in it. Vivid sour cherry, pomegranate and redcurrants are supported by a lively, crisp acidity and compact tannins. Wild flowers persist on the finish of this rather enjoyable Barolo.

Critic score
91/100 info
Case, 6 Magnums
In stock
In stock

Wine details

  • Region & country
    Barolo (DOCG), Piedmont, Italy (North West), Italy
  • Maturity
    Young 2026 - 2040info
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Magnum (150cl.)
  • ABV
  • Classification
    DOCG - Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita

Tasting notes

A nuanced, understated wine, but it is also a rare Albe that needs time in bottle. Sweet floral and spice notes open first, leading to an attactive core of Nebbiolo fruit. Gentle and understated, with lovely precision, the 2019 Albe is a hushed wine that is more about energy than size. I have seen the Albe really blossom with a few years in bottle. I expect that will be the case here as well given its super-classic feel

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com (January 2023)

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