2021 G.D. Vajra Moscato D' Asti D.O.C.G., Piedmonte, Italy
Vajra’s Moscato d’Asti is meant to be the quintessence of summer all in one glass. Aromas of peach, apricot, apple, pear, citrus and exotic fruits seem seasoned with sage and other aromatic herbs. This Moscato is produce only with perfectly ripe Muscat grapes that are picked in pristine condition. The very fine but persistent spritz leaves the palate clean and refreshed. Its very low alcohol content makes this the perfect afternoon bubbly.
The G.D. Vajra winery was created in 1972 by Aldo and Milena Vaira, initially from vineyards planted by Aldo’s father in 1947. The winery was named for Aldo’s father, Giuseppe Domenico Vajra, because at the time Aldo was not old enough to establish the winery in his own name. Today the family has 40 hectares under vine in Barolo and other surrounding appellations. Their prized holdings in Bricco delle Viole were planted in 1949 by Aldo’s grandfather. Milena and Aldo’s three children – Giuseppe, Francesca, and Isidoro – are all involved in the family winery operation situated in the village of Vergne. The family is hard-working, passionate, and caring. Their focus is on building something for their children, caring about the community, and cementing the stories of the regions’ past. The family is longtime friends of Hart & Cru. They continue to uphold their passion for quality wine and the people who surround them.
This is a classic Moscato from the village of Asti in Piedmont. Made in the frizzante way with a slight fizz, lower alcohol, and natural sweetness with a floral backbone running through it. As Guiseppe Vajra has said, "this Moscato D'Asti is the Redbull of Piedmont."