Thirsty Thursday Tasting – Barolo Superstar Vajra – Chapel Hill store, Thursday May 31st, 2012. 5-7pm. Free. – Riesling, Baby Barolo, and Pinot Noir, all in one tasting, from one dearly-loved producer…talk about a sommelier’s dream come true! I met Giusseppe Vajra again on my return trip to Piemonte this month, and remain convinced as ever that they are truly an amazing family making perhaps the finest range of wines in the region. We always sell a ton of their Barolo, but they make many other wines, including small quantities of Riesling and Pinot Noir, rare for the region and truly incredible.
Partly a recap of my recent visit, partly a sneak preview of Summer of Riesling, this is a lineup that is near and dear to me, hope you can make it out to sample some super-cool juice!
All wines will be 15% off for the tasting:
Vajra Langhe Bianco (Riesling) 2009 – reg. $44.99 – 90 pts Wine Advocate
Vajra Langhe Rosso 2009 – reg. $14.99
Vajra Langhe Nebbiolo 2010 - reg. $25.99
Vajra Langhe Rosso PN Q497 2009 – reg. $28.99
Vajra Moscato 2010 – reg. $20.99 - 90 pts Int’l Wine Cellar