We are pleased to announce this is due to land in late April and can be purchased pre-arrival now!
The Agricultural Company Giovanni Sordo is in the heart of the well-known Barolo region, in the municipality of Castiglione Falletto - just a few kilometers away from Alba, in the province of Cuneo. It is a family run winery, now in the 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 Joseph, but the real turnover came with His son John who - together with His Wife Mary, the real witness of the family's story - bought several vineyards of Nebbiolo for Barolo - the Sorì in Piedmontese language - among the best in the Barolo wine district.
This exceptional vineyard is to be found in Perno, a village under the municipality of Monforte d’Alba, and it is among the best of the area.
Its extraordinary colour – an intense ruby-red tinged with garnet shades – shows the wine’s youth, not yet ripe after the first years of maturation. Transparent and brilliant, the beautiful legs and tears coursing the sides of the glass show both its generous alcoholic content and the abundant extractive compounds. Its bouquet is frank, intense, full-bodied and complex. The perfume reminds mature fruit, cacao, noble woods, mint and sweet spices. At a first taste the sensation is of intense, pleasing and sweet warmness. Mature tannins match perfectly with the sapidity of this wine, making the Perno a noble, austere and full-body wine. The aging is one of the mainstays of this wine which gives its best when ripe. The Perno is an extraordinary wine with great structure, balance and harmony and an amazing longevity.
Liquorice, aromatic, mint, ripe cherry, a touch of earth. Big spread of flavour, tannin buried, fine brick dusty feel, very long, fresh and tannic to close. Big, but beautifully formed. Tasted: Feb 2020; Rated: 95-96 Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
Fragrant, floral and spicy, so pretty, quite gentle, some smoky game meat, rose hip tea notes and general whiffs of stone. Tannins are superb. Succulent, slender texture despite concentration and some heft in flavours, red cherry, dried cranberry, earthiness, clove and more of the pulverised rock character. Feels fresh, savoury, smoky-tea tannins build slowly. It’s a superb wine to savour. Tasted: Feb 2020; Rated: 96 Points; Mike Bennie; The Wine Front
Other selections made on the same order will be dispatched together in late April.
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