Sori Tildin

Gaja

Pronunciation
soh-REE til-DEEN
Year
Current
Type
Red
Winery
Gaja
Region
Piemonte
Oenologist
Guido Rivella and Angelo Gaja

Overview

The Gaja winery was founded by Giovanni Gaja in 1859 and has been owned and operated by four generations of the Gaja family. It is in the town of Barbaresco which lies just northeast of Alba. Giovanni Gaja was the great-grandfather of Angelo Gaja, the winery’s current owner. The word "Sorì" means a hilltop with a southern exposure. "Tildìn" was the nickname of Angelo Gaja's grandmother, Clothilde Rey. She was a visionary who was instrumental in acquiring some of the choicest parcels for the Gaja Estate, as well as being the inspiration behind Angelo's continuous quest to innovate.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
95% Nebbiolo and 5% Barbera
Vinification
Fermentation with skins in stainless steel. One week at 82ºF, then two weeks at 64ºF.
Aging
12 months in barriques and then 12 months in large oak casks.
Alcohol
14%
| Appearance
Deep purple.
| Aroma
Complex aromas of toast, minerals, sour cherries, cedar and spices.
| Taste
The rich body, subtle texture and fine, ripe tannins are typical for this wine of great finesse, the quintessential expression of the land and the Neb
| Serving Suggestions
Braised red meats, roast beef.

Sori Tildin

Suggested Retail:
$568.00
CSPC#:
706123
Available Sizes:
750ml
1500ml
3000ml
Bottles Per Case:
6

Reviews

The Wine Advocate - Robert Parker -95 points

The 2005 Sori Tildin appears to be incredibly primary and youthful. Floral aromatics meld seamlessly onto fresh cut roses, raspberries, licorice, tar and menthol. This graceful, feminine wine reveals tones of elegance and finesse in an understated style. Today the Sori Tildin shows a touch more oak than the other single vineyard wines, which suggests it may not quite have the stuffing of the very finest vintages. Still, this remains a vibrant and very Piedmontese wine in need of only one thing, and that is a long slumber in the cellar. Anticipated Maturity: 2017-2035

The Wine Advocate - Robert Parker - 94 points

The 2006 Langhe Sori Tildin opens with a gorgeous, nuanced bouquet that leads to an equally expressive core of ripe, red fruits. This medium-bodied Sori Tildin is the most focused and energetic of these wines. It offers exceptional length and a refined, polished close. As is often the case, the Sori Tildin is also the most delicate and feminine of the single-vineyard wines. This is a very strong effort even if the explosiveness of the finest vintages is missing. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2031.