Freisa is an ancient grape varietal that has never been cloned. In other words, the grapes are exactly as they were in centuries past, which is not what we can say about other varietals. A distant relative of Nebbiolo, it shares the same crisp acidity and tannic structure. Aldo Vaira planted his first massal selection vines of Freisa in the 1970s and is considered one of the saviors of the varietal.
The estate of GD Vajra is situated in Vergne, the highest village in the Commune of Barolo. Its vineyards are planted with Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, and Barbera at heights of 350-400 meters, which result in distinctive and aromatic wines. The Vajra family is a group of dedicated, passionate winegrowers who are also grounded and sensitive to the human role in winemaking. Their philosophy remains faithful to the traditional and authentic wines of Piemonte. In essence, they regard themselves as the instruments that enable nature and the environment full self-expression through their wines.