Tuesday, January 22, 2013

G.D. Vajra vineyards in Winter . . . .


Isidoro Vaira took these pictures the other day around the G.D. Vajra winery.

G.D. Vajra is in the little frazione (township) of Vergne.  





The roses at the end of the rows in the vineyard popping their heads above the snow

Best to stay inside next to the fire and drink some good wine.
Looks like some good wines for a winter's day.
Would be great to taste a  Barolo from Vajra that is this old . . . 

Saturday, January 5, 2013

2006 Ronco Severo Tocai Friulano - unreal!

Fresher now than a few years ago!  Deep copper/gold in color but fresh in the nose of golden delicious apples and orange peel.  In the mouh, the wine is cool and bright with medium plus acidity and a really long finish.  Lots of apple, apricot and dried fruit.  Delicious.

Hail in Trentino! Pojer e Sandri pictures . . . .

A freak hailstorm hit Pojer e Sandri vineyards a few days ago and here are some of the pictures. Sadly, for many winegrowers, they lost th...