Welcome to Episode 1649; part of our Italian wine interview series set in Bologna! Today’s interview is between Stevie Kim and Isidoro Vajra of GD Vajra
Stevie Kim and her team traveled to the Bologna Slow Wine Fair in March 2023. There they conducted dozens of interviews with some of Italy’s most inspiring producers. Join the fun every Thursday afternoon!
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More about today’s winery:
“We produce Barolo but not only, because we love all the wines of our land. We believe in beauty, in work done well, in attention to detail, in creativity that respects tradition. We are a family and artisan company. We are accompanied by a young team, enthusiastic and passionate as we are. We directly follow the work of our vineyards, because it is the basis of uncompromising quality, but above all because we like it so much. Our wines are born elegant, complex, delicate. They have the identity and personality that we would like to find in every glass on our table.” These are the words with which the Vajra company presents itself: a true undisputed point of reference in the Langhe lands, that is, a winery that has always been linked to the traditions and territory it belongs to, capable over time of establishing itself with products which have reached absolute qualitative levels.
Vajra is one of the historical names of the Piedmontese Langhe, a company that has extended over a vineyard area covering a total of fifty hectares since 1972. Located in the municipality of Barolo, the winery produces strongly territorial wines, starting from all the most typical vineyard varieties of the area.
A family-run company, where two generations work side by side, creating a combination of dynamism and loyalty towards the most ancient local traditions, to which is added particular attention to the most modern technical and scientific innovations that progress is capable of at the moment to offer: mass selections, treatments done with the utmost respect for the territory and nature using synthetic products only where strictly necessary. During the harvest phase, and also subsequently, rigorous selections of the grapes are carried out, to achieve the maximum result in each bottle in terms of fidelity to the vine and the Langhe terroir. Simply excellent wines, those I labeled “Vajra”, capable of expressing the best enological essence of the Piedmontese lands like few others.
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