As you climb up out of Barolo toward La Morra, reaching the intersection that bisects La Morra and Vergne, there is an amphitheater of vines on the left. This is Bricco delle Viole. These are some of the highest vineyards in the Barolo commune, at 1,300 to nearly 1,600 feet in elevation, but very well-exposed to the south. As a result, the wines have fragrance and finesse.
The G.D. Vajra vineyards come from Aldo Vaira's grandparents, so some of the oldest vines date back to the 1950s. Vaira himself began working in the vineyards in the early 1970s and today farms 99 acres in Barolo and also owns the Luigi Baudana vineyards, which comprise an additional 11 acres in Serralunga d'Alba.
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