95% Nebbiolo, 5% Barbera. The Sorí San Lorenzo vineyard is nine acres located bang in the middle of the village of Barbaresco, 260 m above sea level. Yield 35 hl/ha. Fermented and macerated in stainless steel for three weeks. Aged in barriques for 12 months, then a further 12 months in large oak casks. TA 5.45 g/l, pH 3.6, RS 1.7 g/l. 8,000 bottles. Scented, dried cherries. Dry finish. Demanding. This is the current release.
Anticipated maturity: 2014-2026
Robert Parker 95
Gaja’s 2008 Sori San Lorenzo is impeccable from start to finish. The 2008 is a round, seamless San Lorenzo with seemingly no hard edges and terrific overall balance. The signature aromas and flavors are there, as is the wine’s typical gravitas, yet the 2008 has an extra level of sweetness, its size notwithstanding. The wine possesses striking inner perfume and fabulous overall balance. The sheer excitement of the very finest years isn’t quite there, but this is a fine bottle just the same. An explosive, juicy finish rounds things out in style. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2033.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2033