G.D. Vajra Ravera Barolo 2019


G.D. Vajra Ravera Barolo 2019

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97 points Wine Advocate
The organic G.D. Vajra 2019 Barolo Ravera (with fruit from the most sought-after cru in the village of Novello) reveals gorgeous tonality and color. The wine shines bright with dark ruby and garnet gemstone. Healthy Nebbiolo colors like this can be admired across the 2019 vintage. Ravera represents a union of different geologies from Barolo and Castiglione Falletto. The site has shown extraordinary versatility, especially in the face of climate change, to make wines of both strength and elegance. It is softly textured but also strong in fiber, with silky sensations followed by dark fruit and concentration. Ravera has a character all its own, and the operative word here is power.

96 points Vinous
The 2019 Barolo Ravera is redolent of red fruit mint chalk white pepper and orange peel. A Barolo of tension and energy the 2019 is intensely bright and saline to the core. I would not dream of touching a bottle anytime soon. This is an especially taut style even for Vajra.

94 points Jeb Dunnuck
Moving into a touch of purple flowers the 2019 Barolo Ravera also has a touch of darker pigment as well as a more assertive nature with black raspberry mineral-rich earth and pepper. It is medium to full-bodied with more ripe sweet tannins and notes of kirsch tea leaf and iron-rich earth. It is long on the palate and has broader shoulders in its profile with both its fruit and its structure. Hold another few years and drink 2026-2046. The G.D. Vajra estate is based within the commune of Barolo with the entire family contributing and Giuseppe and Aldo Vajra at the helm of the winemaking responsibilities. Giuseppe who took more of a leadership role in 2008 has been instrumental in continuing to develop the family estate while Isidoro Vajra leads in vineyard management. Most recently they have completed the expansion of their cellar space and offices. They are also now releasing their wines a touch later to allow for additional time in bottle to soften any harsh edges. As of the 2019 vintage both the G.D. Vajra and Luigi Baudana estates are certified organic.