G.D. Vajra stands for Giuseppe Domenico Vajra,who established his winery in 1972 with vineyards that had been in his family since the 1920's. However, these only became economic to farm once the DOC system had been established, and the fame of Barolo wines began to spread around the globe. The winery is now run by G.D's son Aldo and his wife Milena, who have gradually increased the land under vine to 60 hectares. They are located in the village of Vergne, roughly three kilometres from the centre of Barolo. It is the highest village in Barolo, where the vineyards sit at an altitude of up to 400 metres above sea level. The grapes therefore ripen later here and this, together with a dry microclimate, imbue the wines with an elegance of pure flavours and distinct aromas. Aldo has 10 hectares dedicated to Nebbiolo for his Barolo wines, planted in Bricco delle Viole, Fossati, La Volta and Coste di Vergne. These are some of the most prized sights in the region, where the soils, rich in calcareous marl with rocky outcrops, produce fragrant wines with great ageing potential. Aldo not only produces superb Barolos, but also a comprehensive range of wines including Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, Barbera, Pinot Nero, Moscato, Riesling and Freisa. In fact Aldo pioneered the cultivation of Rhine Riesling in Piedmont and the renaissance of Freisa. At G.D. Vajra they seamlessly blend tradition with modern techniques to craft exceptional artisanal wines of supreme elegance.