2020 G.D. Vajra Rosabella Vino Rosato, Piemonte, Italy
The Vajra Rose is made with a lighter touch by bleeding tanks of primarily organically-farmed, younger vine Nebbiolo, but also Dolcetto and Barbera, and fermenting that juice separately. Kept cool throughout the process to preserve its freshness and vibrancy, it’s always one of the more delicate and charming dry pinks we receive each year and the ultra-long 2020 growing season has produced the best version of this wine we’ve ever tasted. Particularly fragrant with tart cherry, cherry pit, red raspberry, rhubarb and a hint of wild strawberry, the finish is pure mineral with a nice bit of linger at the end. With its light touch and airy pink color, we love it as an aperitivo but it would segue nicely to a platter of smoked meat or fish, an herby salad or any other lighter nibbles you can think of! A very dry and thoroughly charming Rosato from the Langhe hills.