2016 SORDO NEBBIOLO d'ALBASordo
Producer: Giovanni Sordo
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.
This Nebbiolo is grown on the sunny and steep vineyards of the Roero region – in between the left bank of the Tanaro river and some areas in the nearby Langhe region – where full-bodied and fruity wines are produced. The loose and sandy soil is rich in minerals and gives to the wine heady perfumes and rich sensations which linger the mouth.
Fruity and fresh with sliced-orange and plum character. Hints of flowers. Medium body, light tannins and a delicious finish.
Alcohol (%): 13.5%