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.
The Rocche of Castiglione Vineyard is located in one of the best vineyard terrains in the municipality of Castiglione Falletto.
The colour is a splendid mixture of ruby red and garnet which boasts an amazing brilliance when in the glass. Its alcohol content is expressed through the evident tears which linger into the glass. Rocche di Castiglione surprises with its intense and rich bouquet. The features of this Barolo are brought to the fore by its clean and elegant sensations – recalling mature black cherry, blue berry and peach conserve. Floral nuances, alpine hay, liquorice and tobacco notes come up with aging. Notes of berries and noble wood complete the nose. In the mouth the wine starts off warm then shows all its complexity – this thanks to the powerful but smooth tannins; the result is a wine with a great aging potential.
Rich, floral perfume, dark cherry, raspberry liqueur, liquorice, five spice. Dense, juicy but deep fruit, wide grain tannin, mouth-perfume, very long and savoury, all the mineral and good stuff. Tasted: Feb 2020; Rated: 96+ Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
Rich and liquorice-y red wine here. Quite an obvious, front foot forward style, sweet-fruited, ripe feeling, kirsch-like, good grip from web of silty-earthy tannins, cool acidity underlying, speckled with amaro-like character. A feast here. Barolo in Dolby Surround Sound. Very impressive if not obvious candidate for quality. Tasted: Feb 2020; Rated: 95 Points; Mike Bennie; The Wine Front
Other selections made on the same order will be dispatched together in late April.
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