G.D. Vajra

About G.D. Vajra

Founded in the 1960s by the Vaira family, their glorious estate is quite simply one of “Piedmont’s top echelon growers” according to Monica Larner (Wine Advocate). Their focus is on excellence throughout the range, crafting truly artisanal wines of stunning precision, subtle power and exceptional quality. Larner adds that it is “the wines that do the talking here, and they do that ever so eloquently”.

 

Viniculture

With vineyards in the westerly commune of Barolo, these wines are not powerful like those further east in Serrlunga or Monforte. They are, however, supremely elegant and fresh, with comparisons to Burgundy often made. Aldo Vajra heads up the estate and he follows traditional practices like long stints in big barrels but is not so stubborn not to adapt when it makes sense, like controlling the temperature of the fermentation. These are wines that are known for their beautiful and delicate perfumes, a real testament to the winemaking skills of Aldo.

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Prices: In Bond Inc. TAX
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
GD Vajra Barolo Albe 2014 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €267.30
2014

GD Vajra Barolo Albe 2014 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (91)

A tribute to local tradition, the 2014 Barolo Albe represents an assembly of fruit from various vineyard plots throughout the area. Winemaking is classic in approach with a 25-day maceration period and aging in large Slavonian oak casks. This vintage shows silky, fine lines and a more accessible approach for near and medium-term drinking. I would recommend a few more years of bottle aging, however, to allow the wine the time to grow in texture and mouthfeel.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Piedmont 6x75cl 2 91 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €267.30
GD Vajra Barolo Albe 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €225.30
2016

GD Vajra Barolo Albe 2016 (6x75cl)

Vinous (91)

Vajra's Barolo Albe is bright, floral and wonderfully lifted in 2016. Sweet tobacco, cedar, blood orange, mint, licorice, dried red cherry and sage give the 2016 lovely savory brightness to match its mid-weight structure. Gracious and light on its feet, the Albe has so much to offer.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Piedmont 6x75cl 1 91 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €225.30
GD Vajra Barolo Bricco Delle Viole 2014 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €527.70
2014

GD Vajra Barolo Bricco Delle Viole 2014 (6x75cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (96)

The 2014 Barolo Bricco delle Viole is positively stunning. There are many things about this wine that are super-impressive, but what stands out most is how soft and silky the tannins are. Because of that, the 2014 is much more approachable than it usually is, and yet also conveys the feeling of translucence that is such a signature of this site and wine. I am not sure I have ever tasted a young Bricco delle Viole with this much purity of fruit. The 2014 is total class. Don't miss it. Drink 2022-2044
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Piedmont 6x75cl 1 96 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €527.70
GD Vajra Barolo Bricco Delle Viole 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €504.90
2015

GD Vajra Barolo Bricco Delle Viole 2015 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94+)

The 2015 Barolo Bricco Delle Viole is a delicate and pure expression of Nebbiolo. The wine shows its naked beauty with pride, provocatively semi-dressed in lacy, floral aromas of wild rose and pressed violets. At this young age, the wine exhibits a gentle mix of fruity and floral characteristics that merge into the bouquet with intrepidness. The fruit from this vineyard within the Barolo township has maintained its freshness and crispness despite the heat of the 2015 growing season. I think it would be a lovely match for a veal piccata and cream sauce, with parsley and capers.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Piedmont 6x75cl 2 94+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €504.90
GD Vajra Barolo Bricco Delle Viole 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €676.50
2016

GD Vajra Barolo Bricco Delle Viole 2016 (6x75cl)

Vinous (97)

The 2016 Barolo Bricco delle Viole is going to need a few years to emerge, but it has all the qualities to develop into a truly special wine. Dark red/purplish fruit, hard candy, mint, lavender and sweet spice give the 2016 striking inner perfume. On the palate, the 2016 is a tightly wound, classically austere Barolo that will especially delight readers with traditionally leaning palates. In this late-ripening vintage, there is a great balance of structure, aromatics and mid-palate sweetness. I absolutely loved it.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Piedmont 6x75cl 8 97 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €676.50
GD Vajra Barolo Coste Di Rose 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €394.50
2015

GD Vajra Barolo Coste Di Rose 2015 (6x75cl)
In Stock in Cru LCB

Piedmont 6x75cl 9 - Inc. TAX: €394.50
GD Vajra Barolo Ravera 2013 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €479.70
2013

GD Vajra Barolo Ravera 2013 (6x75cl)

Wine Spectator (95)

An elegant, detailed red, expressing pure violet, raspberry and black currant flavors, shaded by tar and tobacco nuances. Harmonious, with a firm grip of tannins. This should evolve beautifully over the next several decades. Best from 2022 through 2040. 250 cases made.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Piedmont 6x75cl 2 95 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €479.70
GD Vajra Barolo Ravera 2014 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €324.90
2014

GD Vajra Barolo Ravera 2014 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (93)

G D Vajra has a bit of the Ravera vineyard located just above Elvio Cogno. This estate used the fruit to make its Langhe Nebbiolo, but as the vines grew into their prime production years, G D Vajra decided to make a Barolo with the fruit instead, starting in 2010. The plot is only half a hectare in size and the vines range in age from 18 to 45 years old. The soils are rich in minerals and iron. The 2014 Barolo Ravera is indeed a fuller and more structured expression. The bouquet opens to dark fruit, iodine and mineral nuances. Ravera is a low-altitude vineyard from an estate that is specialized in high-altitude Nebbiolo farming. That added power is well suited to this thinner vintage.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Piedmont 6x75cl 1 93 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €324.90
GD Vajra Barolo Ravera 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €477.30
2016

GD Vajra Barolo Ravera 2016 (6x75cl)

Vinous (96)

The 2016 Barolo Ravera is tough as nails today, but it has striking inner sweetness and remarkable persistence. Even so, readers will have to exercise a great deal of patience, as the 2016 is not likely to offer much in the way of pleasure for a number of years. Bright red cherry, mint, white pepper, blood orange and dried flowers give the 2016 brilliant top notes to match its finely sculpted feel. Veins of acidy and tannin add razor-sharp precision throughout. I can't wait to taste this in another few years' time.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Piedmont 6x75cl 1 96 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €477.30
GD Vajra Langhe Freisa Kye 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €248.10
2016

GD Vajra Langhe Freisa Kye 2016 (6x75cl)

Vinous (94+)

The 2016 Langhe Freisa Kyé is a gorgeous wine, but it is going to need at least a few years in bottle to be at its very best. Scorched earth, smoke, tobacco, grilled herbs and black pepper give the Kyé its distinctive brooding personality. As always, the Kyé is a powerful, deep wine, but, as in recent years, the style is a bit more restrained than the more explosive wines in the past. The Kyé emerges from a parcel in the Vajra family's Bricco delle Viole home vineyard.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Piedmont 6x75cl 1 94+ (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €248.10
GD Vajra Langhe Nebbiolo 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €153.28
2019

GD Vajra Langhe Nebbiolo 2019 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 10 Aug 2021

Piedmont 6x75cl 16 - Inc. TAX: €153.28
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
GD Vajra Barolo Albe 2014 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €208.00
2014

GD Vajra Barolo Albe 2014 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (91)

A tribute to local tradition, the 2014 Barolo Albe represents an assembly of fruit from various vineyard plots throughout the area. Winemaking is classic in approach with a 25-day maceration period and aging in large Slavonian oak casks. This vintage shows silky, fine lines and a more accessible approach for near and medium-term drinking. I would recommend a few more years of bottle aging, however, to allow the wine the time to grow in texture and mouthfeel.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Piedmont 6x75cl 2 91 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €208.00
GD Vajra Barolo Albe 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €173.00
2016

GD Vajra Barolo Albe 2016 (6x75cl)

Vinous (91)

Vajra's Barolo Albe is bright, floral and wonderfully lifted in 2016. Sweet tobacco, cedar, blood orange, mint, licorice, dried red cherry and sage give the 2016 lovely savory brightness to match its mid-weight structure. Gracious and light on its feet, the Albe has so much to offer.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Piedmont 6x75cl 1 91 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: €173.00
GD Vajra Barolo Bricco Delle Viole 2014 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €425.00
2014

GD Vajra Barolo Bricco Delle Viole 2014 (6x75cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (96)

The 2014 Barolo Bricco delle Viole is positively stunning. There are many things about this wine that are super-impressive, but what stands out most is how soft and silky the tannins are. Because of that, the 2014 is much more approachable than it usually is, and yet also conveys the feeling of translucence that is such a signature of this site and wine. I am not sure I have ever tasted a young Bricco delle Viole with this much purity of fruit. The 2014 is total class. Don't miss it. Drink 2022-2044
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Piedmont 6x75cl 1 96 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: €425.00
GD Vajra Barolo Bricco Delle Viole 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €406.00
2015

GD Vajra Barolo Bricco Delle Viole 2015 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94+)

The 2015 Barolo Bricco Delle Viole is a delicate and pure expression of Nebbiolo. The wine shows its naked beauty with pride, provocatively semi-dressed in lacy, floral aromas of wild rose and pressed violets. At this young age, the wine exhibits a gentle mix of fruity and floral characteristics that merge into the bouquet with intrepidness. The fruit from this vineyard within the Barolo township has maintained its freshness and crispness despite the heat of the 2015 growing season. I think it would be a lovely match for a veal piccata and cream sauce, with parsley and capers.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Piedmont 6x75cl 2 94+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €406.00
GD Vajra Barolo Bricco Delle Viole 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €549.00
2016

GD Vajra Barolo Bricco Delle Viole 2016 (6x75cl)

Vinous (97)

The 2016 Barolo Bricco delle Viole is going to need a few years to emerge, but it has all the qualities to develop into a truly special wine. Dark red/purplish fruit, hard candy, mint, lavender and sweet spice give the 2016 striking inner perfume. On the palate, the 2016 is a tightly wound, classically austere Barolo that will especially delight readers with traditionally leaning palates. In this late-ripening vintage, there is a great balance of structure, aromatics and mid-palate sweetness. I absolutely loved it.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Piedmont 6x75cl 8 97 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: €549.00
GD Vajra Barolo Coste Di Rose 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €314.00
2015

GD Vajra Barolo Coste Di Rose 2015 (6x75cl)
In Stock in Cru LCB

Piedmont 6x75cl 9 - In Bond: €314.00
GD Vajra Barolo Ravera 2013 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €385.00
2013

GD Vajra Barolo Ravera 2013 (6x75cl)

Wine Spectator (95)

An elegant, detailed red, expressing pure violet, raspberry and black currant flavors, shaded by tar and tobacco nuances. Harmonious, with a firm grip of tannins. This should evolve beautifully over the next several decades. Best from 2022 through 2040. 250 cases made.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Piedmont 6x75cl 2 95 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €385.00
GD Vajra Barolo Ravera 2014 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €256.00
2014

GD Vajra Barolo Ravera 2014 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (93)

G D Vajra has a bit of the Ravera vineyard located just above Elvio Cogno. This estate used the fruit to make its Langhe Nebbiolo, but as the vines grew into their prime production years, G D Vajra decided to make a Barolo with the fruit instead, starting in 2010. The plot is only half a hectare in size and the vines range in age from 18 to 45 years old. The soils are rich in minerals and iron. The 2014 Barolo Ravera is indeed a fuller and more structured expression. The bouquet opens to dark fruit, iodine and mineral nuances. Ravera is a low-altitude vineyard from an estate that is specialized in high-altitude Nebbiolo farming. That added power is well suited to this thinner vintage.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Piedmont 6x75cl 1 93 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €256.00
GD Vajra Barolo Ravera 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €383.00
2016

GD Vajra Barolo Ravera 2016 (6x75cl)

Vinous (96)

The 2016 Barolo Ravera is tough as nails today, but it has striking inner sweetness and remarkable persistence. Even so, readers will have to exercise a great deal of patience, as the 2016 is not likely to offer much in the way of pleasure for a number of years. Bright red cherry, mint, white pepper, blood orange and dried flowers give the 2016 brilliant top notes to match its finely sculpted feel. Veins of acidy and tannin add razor-sharp precision throughout. I can't wait to taste this in another few years' time.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Piedmont 6x75cl 1 96 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: €383.00
GD Vajra Langhe Freisa Kye 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €192.00
2016

GD Vajra Langhe Freisa Kye 2016 (6x75cl)

Vinous (94+)

The 2016 Langhe Freisa Kyé is a gorgeous wine, but it is going to need at least a few years in bottle to be at its very best. Scorched earth, smoke, tobacco, grilled herbs and black pepper give the Kyé its distinctive brooding personality. As always, the Kyé is a powerful, deep wine, but, as in recent years, the style is a bit more restrained than the more explosive wines in the past. The Kyé emerges from a parcel in the Vajra family's Bricco delle Viole home vineyard.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Piedmont 6x75cl 1 94+ (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: €192.00
GD Vajra Langhe Nebbiolo 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €112.31
2019

GD Vajra Langhe Nebbiolo 2019 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 10 Aug 2021

Piedmont 6x75cl 16 - In Bond: €112.31

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