Saw the video by Isi Vaira the other day of the first of their harvest, the Riesling, so thought I'd try:
1. G.D.Vajra Riesling Petracine Dd'OC: Langhe (13%; L 16 19; www.GDVajra.It) Barolo 2018: Light gold color; strong floral/R/mango some mineral/chalky very slight herbal/thyme rather fragrant nose; quite tart/tangy/bit steely rather floral/R/mango/carnations bit chalky/mineral slight herbal perfumed flavor; very long/lingering bit tangy/tart strong floral/R/mango/carnations some mineral/chalky/perfumed talc finish; some like a Bedrock EnzVnyd R but more minerality; speaks definitely of R; has the perfume of Arneis and the stony minerality of Cortese; quite an attractive expression of R. $34.50 (KK)
A wee BloodyPulpit:
1. Riesling was pioneered in the Langhe by AldoVaira in 1985. The Riesling clones come from Geisenheim, Alsace, and the Platinate.
Spelling: The label & their Website spell it Vajra. But the principal's names spell it Vaira.