Vajra mile high: 09 Barbera d’Alba showed no sign of old age, even at 40,000 feet

vajra barbera alba notesBusiness-wise, my two-week trip to Italy had been so successful (and I was so fried from the experience) that I decided to treat myself and cash in some miles for an upgrade on United from Malpensa to Newark.

When I spied a bottle of Vajra — one of my favorite Langa producers — on the beverage cart, I just had to have a glass.

It was winery’s 2009 Barbera d’Alba and it was fresh and vibrant in the glass, despite its age. Just like the family who makes them, the wines from Vajra are always earnest, honest, and elegant. And this was no exception. It paired beautifully with curried chicken and tandoori rice at 40,000 ft.

So much more to tell about my trip, the wines I tasted, the meals I shared, and the people I met. But this is all I have time for today as I try to get back on track with work etc… Stay tuned!

2 thoughts on “Vajra mile high: 09 Barbera d’Alba showed no sign of old age, even at 40,000 feet

  1. Have you had an opportunity to try any of the Vajra 2010 Baroli Jeremy? I’d be interested in your thoughts on the new Ravera in particular. I tried it at a recent tasting and was impressed, but the Bricco delle Viole 2010 was really stunning.

  2. Pingback: A great example of morainic hills as seen from the Bele Casel vineyard in Monfumo | Bele Casel

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