Gaja   Sori San Lorenzo

1999 Sori San Lorenzo

By Gaja

1999 Sorì San Lorenzo from Gaja, Piedmont, Italy

The 1999 vintage is a compelling testament to the artistry that comes from the illustrious winemaking heritage of Gaja. This year marks an exceptional vintage for the 1999 Sorì San Lorenzo from Gaja, drawing inspirations from whims of nature and delicate nurturing of vine and vineyard.


A Vintage Symphony, an Investment Stimulus

This exceptional cornerstone of the investment portfolio boasts of an impeccable harmony between terroir and weather, resulting in a wine that captures the imagination of investors and wine lovers alike. The year 1999 experienced nearly climatic perfection in Piedmont - an instrumental factor in crafting this sublime vintage.

The 1999 Sorì San Lorenzo expresses an intellectual depth, riveting grip on your palate - a unique characteristic of the 1999 vintage with its level headed balance between rainfall and sunshine. This magnum opus showcases the uncanny deftness in Nebbiolo’s complexity brought out by Gaja's expert hand.


Magic in Making, History Bottled

Akin to precious few fine wines from Italy, the abundance of precisely ripe fruit that year has blessed this vintage with an understated density and concentration. It carries forward the expressive black cherry embraced by warming notes of tobacco and leather; a signatory of Nebbiolo's grace under climatic equilibrium.

This 1999 vintage progressed from initial intensity to present elegance brilliantly over time, and its evolutive potential poses an exciting attraction for our keen-eyed investors - a factor not to be undervalued in any serious wine portfolio.

The 1999 Sorì San Lorenzo has carved itself as one of those historic vintages that will forever punctuate oenological chronicles. Matured in splendour, its best years are far from behind and it continues to embody the dynamic spirit of the Piedmont with every sip taken.

A true herald of Gaja's zone-defining viticulture, anyone lucky enough to experience this vintage will doubtlessly attest to its matchless combination of power and finesse, demonstrating why 1999 Sorì San Lorenzo is a flagship name within the realm of fine wines from Italy.

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The 1999 Sori San Lorenzo, the darkest of its three siblings, is the most potent of all, with a big, alcoholic push which drives the tar, roses, plums, and toasted oak. It has sizeable structure and important intensity, the richness and depth of extract and the balance of power and finesse are those of outstanding grapes and winemaking. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2020. Importer: Paterno Imports, Lake Bluff, IL; tel. (847) 604-89000

Daniel Thomases - The Wine Advocate, 30 October 2003

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