2018 G.D. Vajra Barbera d'Alba, Piemonte, Italy

Aldo Vaira has for decades produced some of the most highly sought-after Barolo in Piemonte, and luckily he crafts his Barbera with the same precise attention to detail and painstaking vineyard work, all done by hand. The finished wine is refined to a degree rarely experienced from Barbera, with lifted violet aromatics and tangy dried fruit and graphite on the palate. A great choice with poultry, or anything with mushrooms.