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Vajra Barolo ‘Coste di Rose’ 2015

Nebbiolo from Barolo (sub-region), Barolo, Piedmont, Italy


$140ea in any 3+
$135ea in any 6+
Closure: Cork


Coste di Rose is possibly the most approachable cru of Barolo at this stage, with roses and a floral-dominated nose, combined with marasca cherry and hints of licorice and mint. A very elegant and pleasurable structure that flows gracefully on the palate with a lingering and sapid finish. Nomen omen.  Giuseppe Vaira

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Why is this Wine so Yummy?

In 2015, we had the chance to rent a new vineyard, Coste di Rose, in Comune di Barolo. It is gorgeously located on the top of the MGA, at 310m asl. The deal included a significant portion of Bosco della Fava, the forest that can be admired from the castle of Barolo. Coste di Rose is a very unique vineyard. Soil is dominated by a pure Arenaria di Diano, a Tortonian sandstone that delivers distinctive floral aromatics and a salty minerality. This cru is one of Barolo’s best kept secrets, being located right in between Cannubi and Bussia, yet away from the beaten paths.

Giuseppe Vaira

We had the great fortune to spend an afternoon with Guiseppe this year. His passion, and, his families passion, thoughtful, and, humble approach to their work is inspiring.

Listen to 🎧Giusseppe explore the history of Barolo, the estate, and, the wines.

Words from Giuseppe Vaira

Fruit is picked usually around the third week of October. Vinification is made in custom-designed vertical tini, with gentle punch down and rinsing of the cap. Maceration lasts 40 to 50 days on average. Malolactic is held in stainless steel, the following spring.

Ageing is very specific according to the vintage, and may last between 24 and 32 months. Two rackings usually occur in the first and second summer of the ageing.

About Vajra

Vajra is one of those producers that, across their range, manages to deliver sophisticated, fun wines that are great expressions of fruit. Thankfully, unlike many, Giuseppe understands restraint and oak!

“I try to make wines that give people joy. In the past wine was a food, it was necessary for sustenance. Today that is not the case, we choose to drink for pleasure. I want to make wines that bring people happiness.” Aldo Vajra

The Vajra family has quietly amassed a serious collection of vineyards that make them one of Piedmont’s larger, family-owned estates, something they have accomplished while maintaining the already high level of their entry-level wines. Every wine in the range is absolutely delicious and full of personality. I can’t recommend these new releases highly enough. Antonio Galloni

The 2015 Vintage According to Vajra

2015 is a vintage of rich and vibrant Barolos. It offers wines of plenitude with nuanced aromatics and breadth, yet with a strong aging potential. Winter was very snowy, and mild temperatures since the month of February lead to an early bud break. By flowering, which took place in the middle of May, the season was about 10 days ahead of norm. More rain fell between end of May and early June, and this was a great help for the vines to overcome a very hot month of July. 2015 was a generous vintage with very healthy fruit, and the loss of production is mainly due to sporadic, yet harsh hailstorms (starting May 8th), and from the summer heat. Fruit quality is great.

Where in the World is Vajra?

The Coste di Rose Cru is in the Commune of Barolo (a little confusing as the whole region is also called Barolo) in the centre of the map.

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Where in the world does the magic happen?

G.D. VAJRA, Piazza della Vite e del Vino, Barolo, Province of Cuneo, Italy

Barolo (sub-region)