A sublimely elegant single vineyard Barolo from Aldo Vaira, one of Piemonte's most revered producers.
Coste di Rose shows a floral-dominated nose, with aromas of roses combined with marasca cherry and hints of liquorice and mint. On the palate, it has a very elegant and pleasurable structure that flows gracefully with a long and mineral finish.
Aldo Vaira's wines are characterised by pristine flavours and clearly defined perfumes. These characters are attributable to the position of his vineyards at about 400 metres above sea level in the village of Vergne in the commune of Barolo. G.D. Vajra was established in 1972 and named after Aldo's father, Giuseppe Domenico Vajra. Aldo has been gradually increasing the area under vine to 60 hectares, of which 10 are Nebbiolo for Barolo, located in such strategic spots as Bricco delle Viole, Fossati, La Volta and Coste di Vergne. A traditionalist, Aldo adheres to old-style winemaking methods, though blends these with new techniques, such as temperature-controlled fermentation, to produce such superbly elegant wines.