Story of the wine:
The word “sorì” is the Piedmontese term for a hilltop with a southern exposure; Tildìn was the nickname of the Angelo Gaja grandmother, Clotilde Rey.
Until 1995 Sorì Tildìn carried the Barbaresco d. o. c. g. appellation. Beginning with the 1996 vintage, as with all of Gaja’s single-vineyard wines, it bears the Langhe Nebbiolo D.O.C. appellation. The only d. o. c. g. wine produced by Gaja is the family’s flagship Barbaresco. The Gaja single-vineyard philosophy remains the same as it has always been: to express the extraordinary quality potential of each vineyard site in order to produce wines of distinctive personality and unique, inimitable character. First vintage produced: 1970
Grape(s): 95% Nebbiolo and 5% Barbera
Area: The vineyard is located in the village of Barbaresco near the Costa Russi vineyard. Surface: 9 hectares. The soil is marl, clay and limestone.
Vinification: Fermentation and maceretion in stainless steel tanks for three weeks.
Ageing: The wine is aged for twelve months in barriques, followed by an
additional twelve months in large oak casks.
Pack size: 6x75cl
Descriptions for Wine List
1) It is a wine of great finesse, the quintessential expression of the land and the Nebbiolo grape. Complex aromas: minerals, sour cherries, cedar, spices; full and rich in the mouth with very dense texture, a multidimensional red, marked by an enormous quality of fine, ripe tannins.
2) All Gaja’s single-vineyard wines exhibit great elegance and complexity, qualities that reach a pinnacle of balance in Sori’ Tildin. It is a wine of great finesse, the quintessential expression of the land and the Nebbiolo grape. Complex aromas: minerals, sour cherries, cedar, spices; full and rich in the mouth with very dense texture, a multidimensional red, marked by an enormous quality of fine, ripe tannins.
Vintage 2011 Tre Bicchieri Vini d’Italia Gambero Rosso 2015
Vintage 2008 Score 91 in the Wine Spectator
Vintage 2007 Tre bicchieri Gambero Rosso
Country: Italy Region: Barbaresco - Piemonte Grape: 95% Nebbiolo and 5% Barbera Product code: 2258 Pack size: 6x75cl
The Gaja family settled in the Piedmont region in northwest Italy in the mid-seventeenth century. Four generations of Gajas have been producing wines in Piedmont's Langhe hills since 1859, the year Giovanni Gaja, a local grape grower, established the Gaja winery in Barbaresco. Over the years, the Gajas acquired some of the finest vineyards in the Langhe. Today, The Gaja winery owns 250 acres of vineyards in the Barbaresco district (Barbaresco and Treiso villages) and the Barolo district (Serralunga d'Alba and La Morra villages).
Tre Bicchieri is the grand award bestowed upon some of Italy’s best wines, as judged by the tasting team at renowned Gambero Rosso. It is a difficult and meticulous process tasting over 20,000 Italian wines from thousands of producers. Each October, Gambero Rosso publically releases their closely-guarded “secret list” of the best wines of the coming New Year.