G. D. Vajra Claré J.C. Langhe Nebbiolo 2019 - SPIRITED Wines
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G. D. Vajra Claré J.C. Langhe Nebbiolo 2019
SKU: 62893

G. D. Vajra Claré J.C. Langhe Nebbiolo 2019

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Category Red Wine
Region Italy, Piedmont, Langhe
Brand G. D. Vajra
Bright red ruby color. The aromas of cherries, cherry stone, candid pear and pomegranate nectar are vivid in 2019 JC Claré. This complex bouquet is completed by orange blossom, sweet spices and lifted mineral tones. The mouthfeel is vibrant, with red fruits and the sweet spices refreshed by a zesty acidity. The red silky tannins make this wine ideal to be served slightly chilled during the warmer months (14-16°C) and can pair an amazing array of diverse food, from aperitifs and appetizers to spicy dishes, fried delicacies and BBQs.
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Wow, the 2019 Vajra Clare JC explodes from the glass with masses of crushed raspberry and strawberry fruits, complicated by sweet and savory herbs, along with crushed stone minerality. On the palate, fleshy textures are quickly firmed up by a mix of tart red berries, with zesty acids, a slight frizzante spritz, and a coating of liquid violet florals. The finish is long and lightly structured, displaying a lasting and unmistakable note of red licorice with hints of spiced orange. This is wonderfully expressive and bridges the gap between Red and Rosé; please pour me another. Of note, the 2019 Claré JC was gently fermented with about 20% whole cluster fruit with malolactic completed in stainless steel, hence the perceivable effervescence.

Eric Guido, May 2020