2018 GD Vajra Langhe Nebbiolo blend - Piedmont, Italy
GD Vajra was established in 1972 with some of the best vineyards in the Langhe, Piedmont. The little elements from each variety in the blend make a very complete layered wine over delivering for this price.
Nebbiolo is the main component, which brings structure and elegance. Barbera brings personality, while Dolcetto supports these grapes with its fruit weight and freshness. With a touch of Freisa, Albarossa & Pinot noir to complete this now well known Vajra rosso. Lifted earthy florals, bright red fruits with a light, juicy palate. Fine grained tannins with well balanced acidity. Elegant and refined.
Food match; Meat is a great match. Go for cuts that are not too intense or gamey, but are still rich and fatty. Slow roasted pork or beef such as a ragu, meat balls, or cured meats like prosciutto are ideal. Whole roasted poultry duck or chicken, Coq au vin, roasted vegetable pasta, soft creamy cheeses, brie, goat cheese & Parmigiano Reggiano.