A vineyard planted in one of the subzones, defined as "top of the line, with high quality characteristics, among the most interesting and prestigious of the municipality of Serralunga d'Alba.
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Colore mai esageratamente intenso, di bella tonalità e molto stabile nel tempo.
Profumi floreali con ricordi di frutta fresca e spezie dolci in bocca, vino molto sapido, di buona struttura, con presenza molto bilanciata di acidi e tannini; questi ultimi sono importanti e tendenzialmente dolci.
Ottimo con arrosti, selvaggina.
Controspalliera con potatura a Gujot tradizionale.
0,75 L Standard
Si distingue, dal punto di vista geologico, come appartenente alla formazione di Lequio con marne argilloso-calcaree non molto compatte del periodo Elveziano. La pendenza dei vigneti e la loro posizione al riparo dai venti, conferma il racconto delle persone più anziane, che assicurano la presenza di un microclima più che mai favorevole alla coltivazione del Nebbiolo.
24 mesi in botti di rovere di Slavonia di grandi dimensioni. 4/6 mesi in acciaio inox e minimo 6 mesi in bottiglia.
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Diraspa-pigiatura, vinificazione con fermentazione in vasche di acciaio inox a temperatura controllata con lunga macerazione a cappello sommerso da 4 a 7 settimane, a seconda dell'annata. Fermentazione malolattica naturale alla temperatura di 20 °C. Conservazione in acciaio inox per 2/4 mesi.
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Name: Sordo Giovanni Start-up year: 1912 Cultivated hectares: 53 Winemaker name: Mattia Roà Address: Via Alba Barolo, 175 - Castiglione Falletto (CN) Web Site: www.sordogiovanni.it
The Azienda Agricola Giovanni Sordo is to be found 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. Its a family-run winery, now in the capable hands of Giorgio Giovannis 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 together with his wife Maria, the real witness of the familys story bought several vineyards of Nebbiolo for Barolo - the Sorì in Piedmontese language among the best in the Barolo wine district. 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 Nebbiolo grape. It is a vigorous and difficult grape which can give amazing wines with powerful aromas and great aging potential. Today the Sordo family owns 53 hectares, spreaded out in the municipalities of Castiglione Falletto, Serralunga dAlba, Monforte dAlba, Barolo, Novello, La Morra, Verduno, Grinzane Cavour and Vezza dAlba. Sordo is unique: it is the only existing winery which can boast 8 different kinds of Barolo the crus whose vineyards are located in the areas of 5 different municipalities in the Barolo wine district.
Only last generations equipments for the fermentation, storage and bottling are used at Sordos, together with a huge cellar 111 big barrels from 50 to 120 hl to ensure a perfect maturation and aging of the wine. Big barrels, made with Slavonian oak, are the secret of this centenary winery: this wood thanks to its gentle feature is not invasive with the wine which keeps its authentic taste so that what you will find in your glass is the real taste of our terroir. This is what tradition means to carry on an habit that our ancestors tought us just like the Sordo family has been doing for more than a 100 years.
Every single step of the production from the vineyards to the cellar follows exactly the process given by the tradition which has been the mainstay of the family ever since. Since 2014 Sordo built a new cellar with a amazing tasting room, a showroom where you can discover and buy all the amazing wines with all the ranges of Barolo until 1990 and a production line completely total automatic accessibile to the visitor.
The experience you will try at Sordos is unique: you will discover how we work through a tour into our cellar. A guide will take you into the Sordo world showing you all the processes of the production from the vinification which takes place in the old part of the building to the bottling and stocking walking through the big Slavonian oak barrels, running down at 12 meters underground to find the pearl of the family the magical infernòt, a Piedmontese word which means little dark cellar where the family jelously keeps the best wines following the tunnel where big bottle formats are aging, all the way down to the tasting room where a breathtaking view on the Langhe is waiting for you; here you will try our wines and of course the Barolo through guided tastings: we will make your visit here unforgettable.