2016 Gaja, Sori San Lorenzo, 6x750ml

2016 Gaja, Sori San Lorenzo, 6x750ml

Gaja, Sori San Lorenzo 6x75

Availability: 4 weeks

Case size: 6 / Bottle size: 750ml

Duty Status
From £2,255.00

Critics Score: 98

Publication: Monica Larner, Wine Advocate

Drinking Dates: 2024-2050

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.
Gaja, Sori San Lorenzo
Case size:6x75
Region:Italy
Vintage:2016