2018 G.D. Vajra Barolo Bricco delle Viole
"Dried rose and potpourri, aniseed/mint, dried raspberry, spices. Lots of crunch and freshness to the acidity, a little clay-like feel to tannin and lots of length and perfume. Bright. A little more frisky and less concentrated this year, but still so lovely." - 95 pts Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)
The 2018 Barolo Bricco delle Viole shows the signature verticality of its vineyard. The wine is beautifully layered and - while restrained as is always the case in the youth of Bricco delle Viole - it also shows a complexity of layers with purple flowers, sweet spices and mineral tones. The palate is noble, with a refined acid spine and profound tannins that promise a long ageing potential. - Winery note
The 2018 Barolo Bricco delle Viole is not super intense, but it is balanced in its own way. The wine is subdued but complete with softly yielding tannins to support an elegantly streamlined mouthfeel. Bricco delle Viole is a high and cool growing site in Barolo at 400 to 480 meters in elevation with characteristic Sant'Agata marl soils with fossils. The wine represents a selection of fruit from over seven hectares. With fermentation in steel tank and aging in large Slavonian oak, you are invited to a silky, lifted and beautifully delicate experience with an accessible personality. 95 points. The Wine Advocate.