2018 Monterustico Rosso, G.D. Vajra
Red • Piemonte • Piemonte DOC • Italy • 40% Barbera, 40% Dolcetto, 20% Nebbiolo
2018 Monterustico Rosso, G.D. Vajra, Piemonte, Italy, Piemonte DOC
The Monterustico brand is a product of the Vajra vineyard, located in Vergne, the highest village in the Municipality of Barolo. It possesses plots of Nebbiolo, Dolcetto and Barbera, planted at around 350 to 400 m above sea level. The freshness brought by the height gives the vines a longer maturation cycle than for other crus from the region, conferring a characteristic style to the wines that come from this region.
Milena and Aldo Vaira are passionate winemakers, who show the greatest respect for their terroir and produce wines to which they attach their own signature resulting from conscientious work. Since taking over the management of the family estate in the 1970s, they have gradually increased the area of the vineyard. Today, their sons Giuseppe and Isidoro are gradually taking the reins while perpetuating the same work ethic.