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2016 G D Vajra Langhe Freisa Kye + 2014 Boniperti Vignaioli Vespolina Favolalunga

Special Team Stars for Piedmont
December 28, 2020


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Vajra Family


Over the years the wines of Piedmont have become as respected as any in the world. The two most famous of these are Barbaresco and Barolo (Nebbiolo) followed by Barbera and Dolcetto. If Piedmont wines were a football team, the Nebbiolos would be the star quarterback, the best receivers and the shut down cornerbacks. The Barbera and Dolcetto would be the linemen. What about special teams? This part of the team makes superstar plays and wins games. The two wines in today’s offer are leaders of the special team squad.

Vespolina and Freisa are two of the Piedmont grapes that have been around forever. Both have family relationship with Nebbiolo and both produce unique wines that delight and surprise. The 2017 Boniperti Vignaoli Vespolina Favolalunga is a classic example of this rich and aromatic red. The 2016 G D Vajra Langhe Freisa Kye is one of the spicy classic examples of Freisa in all of Piedmont.

Boniperti Vignaoli is in the DOC Colline Novaresi as far east in Piedmont as you can get. They are organic and very well regarded by Gambero Rosso and Slow Wine. G D Vajra is one of the leading lights in Barolo production. Aldo Vajra and the whole family are very much taken with the appealing mystery of Freisa. So become a special team coach and serve these surprising game winning plays at your next dinner party.


2014 Boniperti Vignaioli Vespolina Favolalunga : Deep bright ruby. Low yielding, good concentration, soft tannins, balancing acidity. Rich fruit and spice with flowers and wild mushrooms. As good as I have had from this variety, very smooth.  Very Good Plus to Excellent  24/bottle  Special six pack: $132 (22/bottle)  Special case: $252 (21/bottle)


2016 G D Vajra Langhe Freisa Kye: Transparent ruby. Mesmerisingly perfumed wine with great structure. Subtle nuanced spice and flowers with wild cherry fruit. Great wild personality.  Excellent  45/bottle  Special six pack: $246 (41/bottle)  Special case: $456 (38/bottle)

Special mixed case: six each of the above for a special price of $372 (31/bottle)


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