Gaja   Sori San Lorenzo

2010 Sori San Lorenzo

By Gaja

2010 Sorì San Lorenzo from Gaja, Piedmont, Italy

In the realm of fine wines from Italy, the 2010 Sorì San Lorenzo occupies a prominence as notable as the legend of Gaja itself. The grandeur and poise Gaja is renowned for is vivid in this distinct vintage, proving once again its titan status amidst Italian wine producers.


A Year of Gracious Flavours

The charm of the 2010 vintage is an ode to an extraordinary winemaking year - exhibiting a perfect harmony of weather conditions, skillfully harnessed by Gaja's timeless expertise. This resulted in a wine brimming with dark fruit expressions underscored by singular freshness and vivacity. This unique duality presents an exemplary narrative thereby differentiating the 2010 vintage from its brethren.


Defying Time & Elements

While 2010 was regarded as a cool year, patience bore fruit, quite literally. The protracted growing season endowed the Barbera and Nebbiolo grapes with more time to develop their enchanting depth of flavours and enticing aromas. This sublime vintage delivers breathtaking impressions of finely nuanced blackberries, cherries, alongside an aura of truffle and violet undertones - a hallmark of an exceptional Gaja creation.


Gaja’s Investment Vortex

The 2010 Sorì San Lorenzo surpasses its reputation as just a celebrated vintage, standing tall as an astute investment within the Italian fine wine arena. Its unwavering popularity amongst oenophiles and collectors alike elevates it to a salient position for wine investment portfolios worldwide. It displays Gaja's quintessential sophistication along with the endurance necessary for exceptional wine investments.


The Unmistakable Allure

Embarking on the sensory journey of the 2010 Sorì San Lorenzo is akin to uncovering a mosaic of tantalizing notes, reflecting the discerning craftsmanship of Gaja fused with the distinct temperament of an extraordinary winemaking year. With its encapsulation of brilliance and peculiarity, this vintage truly elevates the Italian wine narrative, marking it as an impressive standout in the panorama of fine wines.

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A banner wine for Gaja, the 2010 Sori San Lorenzo brings the infinite and ethereal aromas associated with Nebbiolo into startling focus and clarity. Again, like the Sori Tildin, the structure and tannic firmness of the wine will carry the wine forward over the years and decades ahead. It demands much more time until it fully blossoms. I walked through the San Lorenzo vineyard with Gaia Gaja and she showed me some of their recent activity. Every second row is planted with barley that acts as a natural rototiller given its aggressive root system. Borrowing other “New World” ideas, they’ve started compost piles with Californian red worms and are using (with less success, I’m told) wooden tree boxes to repopulate the birds. All of this must seem very odd to the neighbors. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2040. Just a short while ago, in the midst of one of Italy’s darkest political hours when forming a functioning government seemed like an exercise in futility, someone sent me a Facebook petition proposing Angelo Gaja as a candidate for President of the Republic of Italy. Although Angelo himself would brush it off as jest, that seedling of a (good) idea took the Internet by firestorm. What he has demonstrated over the years, besides from his infectious enthusiasm and keen ability to communicate his thoughts with brilliant clarity and gumption, is a natural ability for leadership. Barbaresco is lucky to have an Angelo Gaja, the Langhe is lucky to have him, and Italy is, too. Importer: Terlato Wines International, Lake Bluff, IL; tel. (847) 604-8900

Monica Larner - The Wine Advocate, 27 June 2013

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