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Gaja Sorì San Lorenzo 2016
SKU: 6512

Gaja Sorì San Lorenzo 2016

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Category Red Wine
Region Italy, Piedmont, Langhe
Brand Gaja
Alcohol/vol 14%
Deep red. Incredibly complex aroma's of quince and strawberry compote greet your nose upon first approaching the 2016 Sorì San Lorenzo. More subtle intrigue follows in the form of red apple, pomegranate and more fully-ripe strawberry and blackberry. Extremely rich, the entrance is a mind-boggling combination of power and refinement, with layers and layers of persistent fruit covering all area's of the mouth. There is an almost magical energy, with powerful but almost silky tannins throughout the long, long finish, along with floral, herbal characteristics in the end.
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If the Barbaresco Costa Russi expresses itself with purity and grace, the 2016 Barbaresco Sorì San Lorenzo struts out stacked and tall. It has firmer textural support and is not as timid or as withholding as the Costa Russi. The Sorì San Lorenzo site is located closest to the warm air currents that travel down the Tanaro River valley, and this vineyard site is always the first to ripen and be harvested. You get a stronger mineral note here with iron rust, pencil shaving and potting soil intertwined with the primary fruit, showing dazzlingly intricate complexity and depth. This vineyard site suffered in the 2017 vintage from some hail damage that hit on July 19. The quality of fruit is expected to be good, Gaia Gaja tells me, but yields will be reduced next year.

Monica Larner, August 8, 2019