Intense, medium-bodied red, with some good, clean blackberry and dates on the nose and palate. A little rustic, but fun. Drink now. 300 cases made.
The 2005 Langhe Freisa Kye is almost as fantastic as the 2006. This is a more medium-bodied Kye with lovely notes of tobacco, wild herbs, leather and licorice that add complexity to the dark fruit. The wine reveals gorgeous inner sweetness and tons of finesse in a medium-bodied style. Clean, mineral notes frame the chiseled, energetic finish. The 2005 Kye is a wonderful wine to enjoy over the next few years. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2015.
Vajra is one of Piedmontís best kept secrets. Here readers will enter a world of sublime hand-crafted, artisan wines of the very highest level. Aldo and Milena Vajraís passion comes through in spades in these terrific new releases, which I canít recommend highly enough.