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Producer: G.D. Vajra (Non-Certified Organically Grown Grapes)
Region: Italy-Rinascimento Wine Co.-Northern Calif. Only
Wine: 2014 Langhe DOC Riesling

Aldo Vaira is credited for being the pioneer of Riesling in the Piemonte wine region.  The first intuition of this noble Rhine varietal's potential came to him back in the 1970s, and the first vines were planted in 1985. 

He has selected vineyard sites with a soil compostion of sandstone and limestone for his Pétracine or pure Riesling.  The vine selection was made from vineyards in both the Rhine region of Germany and Alsace in France. 

In its youth the wine shows classic aromatics of limy citrus and fresh herbs w light mineral texture.  With age, the wine's mineral backbone comes forward exuding a classic, elegant expression of minerals and bright acidity which widens out to a rich, extremely long wine of unique pedigree.  Truly the luscious bride to Barolo's groom.

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