2016 SORDO BAROLO
$99.00

Producer: Giovanni Sordo 

Region: Piedmonte

Producer Info:

The Azienda Agricola Giovanni Sordo is based in the heart of the well-known Barolo region, in the municipality of Castiglione Falletto – just few kilometers away from Alba, in the province of Cuneo. It’s a family-run winery, now in the capable hands of Giorgio – Giovanni’s son – the third generation of a family who has been tending and producing wines for more than a century. The estate was founded in 1912 by the great-father Giuseppe, but the real turn over came with his son Giovanni who bought several vineyards of Nebbiolo for Barolo. The soil of these vineyards, a compact calcareous marl, is rich in micro-nutrients. Which together with the unique microclimate of the Langhe region, creates a perfect environment for the growing of the Nebbiolo grape. It is a vigorous and difficult grape which can create amazing wines with powerful aromas and great aging potential.

 Today the Sordo family owns 53 hectares, spread out in the municipalities of Castiglione Falletto, Serralunga d’Alba, Monforte d’Alba, Barolo, Novello, La Morra, Verduno, Grinzane Cavour and Vezza d’Alba.

Sordo is unique: it is the only winery in the world that can boast 8 different kinds of Barolo crus, whose vineyards are located in the areas of 5 different municipalities in the Barolo wine district.

Tasting Note:

 Sordo’s flagship Barolo bottling is everything we look for in traditional, classical Nebbiolo.

Garnet red in color with orangey nuances which become gradually more noticeable as the wine ages; an aroma that is subtle, evolved, intense, pervasive and lingering; a warm, full-bodied, complex, dry and well-balanced taste. Its austere nature is determined by the presence of sweet and complex tannins.

 Alcohol (%): 14.5%